, 2022-10-14 07:05:13,
At the moment, cliff dwellers Rocky-Rambo, Bon Jovi, Donald, Howard, Rod, and Dr. Oz assure Palm Beach an almost daily news feed of datelines, making Variety and WSJ as engrossing a must-read as yesterday’s Social Register. Ocean Boulevard’s onetime parade of Old Money names has long since been replaced by Wall Street wizards and Vegas royalty, making for a cutting-edge social zeitgeist. However prominent the current crew of boldfaced culturati, yesterday’s leisure class once harbored another breed of man-about-town with a profile unlike today’s issue of men-at-work.
“There was an unmistakable air of confidence about them,” remarked Rick Herpel, a longtime area resident, historical buff, and collector. “Names come to mind, among them, Peter Pulitzer, Paul Ilyinsky, Walter Gubelmann, Wyckoff Myers, Henry Holmes, Dick Cowell, Mike Phipps, Bob Leidy, George Schrafft, and Dinny Phipps. Back then, there were full-time mariners, fisherman, deep-sea divers, big-game hunters, race-car drivers, aviators, outdoorsmen, gamblers, and gentlemen, for the most part,” Herpel added.
With passports stamped Acapulco, Marbella, Bermuda, St. Moritz, Monte Carlo, San Juan, and Lyford Cay, these explorers pursued blue marlins rather than Instagram followers. “Then, there…
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