S26: Salinger's Last Story in Cosmopolitan, "Blue Melody"
Video duration: 2:46
Editor, novelist and playwright A.E. Hotchner talks about J.D. Salinger's last short story in Cosmopolitan magazine in 1948. Then Salinger's friend and a Cosmopolitan editor, Hotchner had been warned by Salinger that "not one word can be changed" in the story. Unbeknownst to Hotchner, others had made a single edit. Salinger's title "Scratchy Needle on a Phonograph Record" became "Blue Melody."