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Topic - Walter Winchell
Cloaking fact inside fiction can produce a fascinating product, and that is precisely what Washington, D.C., writer Eric Dezenhall has done in "The Devil Himself." Mr. Dezenhall builds his tale on one of World War II's forgotten stories: how Meyer Lansky, godfather of New York's Kosher Nostra, cobbled together a network of thieves, murderers, union strong-arm hoodlums and other assorted felons to help the U.S. Navy find a German spy ring that was betraying information to the Nazi wolf packs operating just off American shores and sinking large numbers of ships during the first few years of World War II.
John Lithgow is coming back to Broadway in a familiar role _ a newspaper columnist.
"Cavett had the only smile that came through the valves of video looking wicked and angelic at once." Could any description of Dick Cavett's expression be more spot-on than this by Norman Mailer? And that smile seems to sum up the man in toto.
Winchell wrote items that helped the gangster.