Scratchy Needle on a Phonograph Record


Salinger’s Last Story in Cosmopolitan, “Blue Melody”

Editor, novelist and playwright A.E. Hotchner talks about J.D. Salinger’s last short story in Cosmopolitan magazine in 1948. Salinger gave the manuscript to his friend Hotchner, then an editor at Cosmopolitan, while they were playing poker at the Greenwich Village tavern Chumley’s. An adamant Salinger warned Hotchner that “not one word can be changed.” A […]