"Every good journalist has a novel in him - which is an excellent place for it."
- Russell Lynes
Russell Lynes was born Joseph Russell Lynes, Jr. in December 1910 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. In addition to being managing editor of Harper's Magazine, he is also remembered as an art historian, photographer and arbiter of taste, about which he wrote a number of popular satirical books including Snobs, The Tastemakers, and Highbrow, Lowbrow, Middlebrow. His older brother was the fashion and commercial photographer George Platt Lynes.
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