Carole Landis: A Photo Gallery by Brenda J. Mills

By Brenda J. Mills

A photobook of Carole Landis lifestyles and profession

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He often liked to remind colleagues of how John F. Kennedy had once bumped into a janitor cleaning the floors of NASA's vast corridors. " JFK had asked the janitor. "Mr. President, I am helping put a man on the moon," the janitor had replied. Pettit said he wanted every person at Lehman to have that janitor's spirit. Every man and woman had his or her part in the firm's business. Bond salesman Craig Schiffer recalls that "Chris had an ability that I have never seen"-people often walked away inspired even after he had ripped into them.

You' re going to come work for me. '" Vinci quickly morphed into Pettit's chief of staff.

A preening sophisticate who dominated luncheons with his prattle, Peterson was widely disliked by the relatively blue-collar traders for his patrician demeanor. Glucksman and his traders won the Great War and ousted Peterson, chiefly because by the mid-1980s the traders were making more money than the advisory bankers aligned with Peterson. But the fight cost the firm dearly. Top banking talent fled and revenues plummeted, making it vulnerable for a takeover by the newly merged entity of American Express Shearson in April 1984.

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