Paul V. Coates – Confidential File, Feb. 27, 1960
February 27, 2010 | 2:00 pm
Mash Notes and Comment
(Press Release) "Marriages are sometimes shaken or dissolved for reasons hidden in the parents' unconscious mind," Dr. Harry F. Tashman reveals in "The Marriage Bed."
"This book, by one of New York's leading analysts, gives to married people and those about to wed a new awareness and understanding of the psychological factors that control their lives.
"In 'The Marriage Bed,' Dr. Tashman sums up 30 years' successful experience in analyzing men and women whose marriages have been severely shaken or dissolved for reasons seldom understood by either husband or wife.
"While 'The Marriage Bed' deals with the problems arising from marriages it is not a 'sex book' in the superficially accepted sense of that term.
" 'The marriage bed' can be likened to a garden's bed of soil,' Dr. Tashman writes in describing married life. 'Though it be fertile, it needs care, attention and devotion. Weeds that appear must be uprooted . . . ' " (signed) Ben Hall Associates, New York City.
--Yes. And while you're about it, that vanity table could use a good dusting.
(Item) "SWITCH NOTE: London police arrested a woman for attacking a man.
"Police discovery: The attacker was actually a man dressed like a woman.
"Then the police questioned the man who had been attacked. He turned out to be a woman." (signed) The Insider's Newsletter, New York City.
--In those London fogs what you don't know won't hurt you.
"Me and my buddies who work out in Chatsworth in a Standard Station have been feeling out people along the line of who should be running for President of the United States.
"We have suggested Paul Coates for President and George Putnam as your running mate.
"You might be surprised to know that you have a bigger, more sincere following than most people imagine.
"I know you hear a lot of screwball ideas, but why don't you let it drop that you are going to run with George as your buddy and see how many people write you about it.
"I'd vote for you two. Talk the idea over with George." (signed) R.A. McCracken, 17401 Sherman Way, Van Nuys.
--George Putnam has already gone on record as "definitely not interested in the Vice Presidency."
(Press Release) "There is at least one actress in Hollywood who doesn't really care whether the new pancake look from Paris becomes popular or not.
"Unlike some other stars who have been widely quoted on their opinions, Dodie Drake just could not care less.
"Dodie, the talented actress and director of the hit show 'Pajama Tops,' currently at the LeGrand Theater, who measures 38-22-36, had only one comment when asked about the new style:
" 'It won't work. Not on me anyway! No matter what I do. I just can't seem to look like a pancake!" (signed) Robert G. Morgan, Publicity, 4409 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood.
--I wish I could help you, Dodie, but I can't even boil water.