Lois Long

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Birthday
15, 1901
Birthplace
Stamford, CT
Death Date
Jul 29, 1974 (72)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
15, 1901
Birthplace
Stamford, CT
Death Date
Jul 29, 1974 (72)

About

Remembered for her flapper persona and her "Lipstick" pseudonym, Long wrote the highly popular New Yorker column "When Nights are Bold" during the 1920s.

Before Fame

After earning a bachelor's degree in English from Vassar College, she relocated to New York City and worked for both Vanity Fair and Vogue before accepting a position with The New Yorker.

Trivia

She was adored by her readers for her humor and her defiance of social convention.

Family Life

She was born in Stamford, Connecticut, to Frances Bancroft Long and writer and Congregationalist minister William J. Long. She married a cartoonist and fellow New Yorker employee named Peter Arno.

Associated With

She was hired by the New Yorker's founding editor, Harold Ross, and enjoyed a congenial relationship with Ross throughout her tenure with the popular humor magazine.