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Mark Seal

Feature |
January 20, 2013

Masquerader of The Lost Ark

Who came first—Indiana Jones of Hollywood or Vendyl Jones of Arlington, the archaeologist who has spent years trying to dig up the fabled Ark of the Covenant?…

Feature |
December 1, 1992

Life of a Salesman

He’s no longer at the helm of Neiman’s, but 87-year-old Stanley Marcus still knows how to run a successful business. Just ask him.

True Crime |
August 31, 1989

“I Loved the Dapper Bandit”

She was a hooker. He was a race car driver. They fell in love. She moved in. He put on his three-piece suit and went to work. She was always on call. They fought. She moved out. Then she found out that his real job was bank jobs.

The Quidnunc |
March 1, 1987

The Quidnunc

Waiting for Perot; sizing up Texas’ legal egos; switching undies with Bobby and Laura Sakowitz.

The Quidnunc |
February 1, 1987

The Quidnunc

Hunting down ZZ Top imposters; staying dry with party-giver Frances Billups; test-driving fine art in Beaumont.

The Quidnunc |
January 1, 1987

The Quidnunc

Celebrating the Day of the Dead with David Byrne; digging for Texas dirt with snoop queen Kitty Kelley; playing nuclear war games in San Antonio.

The Quidnunc |
December 1, 1986

Keeping up with the Perots; pomp-adoring Charlie Sexton; sewing up the ses-quilt-centennial.

The Quidnunc |
November 1, 1986

The Quidnunc

Sizing up Phyllis Diller; foiling Esquire’s great expectations; hopping continents with honeymooners Lloyd and Joanne Davis.

The Quidnunc |
September 30, 1986

The Quidnunc

Governor White nods off; Watauga policeman on the wagon; debutante dos and don’ts.

The Quidnunc |
August 31, 1986

The Quidnunc

Checking in with Corpus’ famous insurance writer; smelling celebrity flowers with Leonard Tharp; sharing some Jello-O with Dionne Warwick…

The Quidnunc |
July 31, 1986

The Quidnunc

Desperately seeking the Cadillac Couch; reading Carolyn Farb’s mail; cowboy cologne strikes again.

Feature |
March 1, 1986

Doin’ the Social Climb

From the heights of the Dallas social heap, they leaped to the national celebrity circuit. Rich, young, and fashionable, Twinkle and Bradley Bayoud are a case study on how to rise to the top.

Business |
July 31, 1985

The Pink People

A new recruit to the ranks of Mary Kay beauty consultants struggles valiantly to do his part in reaching the woman of the eighties and keeping the company in the pink.