A Believer in the Green Light
“Without a doubt one of the most brilliant journalists and columnists of his generation.” Neal Travis, the “brash, swashbuckling New Zealand import”, legendary editor of The New York Post’s in/famous Page Six gossip column, as well as a novelist, died on 14th July. The high school drop-out from Dunedin worked as a journalist in NZ and Australia before hitting the big time in New York. “Gatsbyesque” Travis was a huge personality in New York, known as much for his “Savile Row tailored shirts and handsome shock of silver hair,” friends in high places, and rapier wit as for his no-holds-barred style of reportage.
Neal Travis: April 8 1940 – August 14 2002