Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr., 1898–1974, became a well-known writer, newspaper publisher, and movie producer. By 1951, he had made 140 trans-Atlantic crossings from New York to Europe.
SS America leaving New York Harbor.
His mega-bucks parents, General and Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt, bailed out Vanderbilt on several occasions including paying California tabloid creditors $2,257,000 to keep their lanky ex-publisher son Cornelius Jr., out of “debtor’s prison.”
For a while Cornelius was estranged from his parents for writing in what they considered the lurid, gumchewerish William Randolph Hearst Sunday Magazine.
In 1951 Cornelius joined many celebrities by being part of transportation and other advertisements.
SS America in classic post card view.
F. Scott Fitzgerald and Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr.