My grandparents entertained Foster and I for about an hour and a half after we arrived on Long Island to get my car.
My grandfather told us on the way in that he stayed in a Manhattan YMCA in the 40s with 3 other guys for 75 cents. They were there for a dinner party, and had to take turns changing into their tuxedos in the tiny room. When we were at Frank Fournier’s Bronx studio on Monday, he told us about his first night in the city. He got off the plane from France, called a photo editor, and got a job when he arrived at the studio. He then slept in a YMCA down the street - for $18.