Headless Body in Topless Bar: The Best Headlines from America's Favorite Newspaper

Headless Body in Topless Bar: The Best Headlines from America's Favorite Newspaper

by Staff of the New York Post
     
 

Either you love them or you hate them, but everybody agrees on one thing—there's just nothing like a New York Post headline.

Gathered here for the first time ever are the best of the best from the paper's two-hundred-year history. Whether outrageous or scandalous, laugh-out-loud funny or shocking, these classic headlines

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Overview

Either you love them or you hate them, but everybody agrees on one thing—there's just nothing like a New York Post headline.

Gathered here for the first time ever are the best of the best from the paper's two-hundred-year history. Whether outrageous or scandalous, laugh-out-loud funny or shocking, these classic headlines never fail to entertain. Headless Body in Topless Bar is the perfect book for any pop culture junkie and a hilarious tribute to the one-of-a-kind New York Post.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061340710
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/25/2008
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.69(d)

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Headless Body in Topless Bar
The Best Headlines from America's Favorite Newspaper

Chapter One

Headless Body in Topless Bar

It's been ridiculed and vilified, celebrated and imitated. It inspired an otherwise forgettable 1995 movie of the same name. In 2003 New York Magazine named it The Post's single greatest headline of the past 35 years. Has there ever been a more memorable front-page headline than "Headless Body in Topless Bar"?

And the most amazing thing about the headline—written by V. A. Musetto—is that it describes the story perfectly and succinctly. A gunman had robbed a Bronx strip club and forced all the customers and employees into a back room—where he killed, and then decapitated, one of them.

As legendary Post editor and columnist Steve Dunleavy later recalled: "How do you tell a sensational story other than sensationally? What should it say: 'Decapitated cerebellum in licensed premises, wherein ladies baring mammaries have been seen, to wit, performing acts counter to social mores'? I don't think so."

Headless Body in Topless Bar
The Best Headlines from America's Favorite Newspaper
. Copyright � by Carl Staff of the New York Post. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

Meet the Author

The staff of the New York Post—for all the paper's illustrious history—is a fairly irreverent bunch. One way or another, the staffers who wrote these headlines have been around since 1801. Or rather, the spirit surrounding them has.

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