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Andy Childs | 24th June 2015

Mazie-Queen-of-the-New-Yo-009Mazie Gordon-Phillips in 1946. Photograph: Todd Webb

Hi Jeff,

Hope all is well.

Don’t know if it will be of any interest but ‘Book at Bedtime’ on Radio 4 this week and last week is Saint Mazie by Jami Attenberg. Saint Mazie is Mazie Gordan, immortalized by in his New Yorker profile piece titled ‘Mazie’. She worked in the ticket booth of the Venice movie theatre in New York and dispensed aid to the bums of the Bowery. Amazing woman!

Andy (Childs)

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