F.P.A. divides his time between the pool table of The Players and his home in Connecticut, with occasional forays into the lecture circuits.
F.P.A.is widely known as an authority on the old songs, the sort of poker described by Hoyle,and cue games of various kinds. He was one of the stalwarts of “Information Please" and proprietor of “The Conning Tower" in the old New York World.
FRANKLIN P. ADAMS has the same bitter precision of memory for his juvenile reading that makes him unable to forget popular song lyrics, punch lines from old stage plays, and much good and bad poetry. Uninspiring though his reading list may have seemed to him, it launched him on a long and successful writing career. He now takes his ease each Friday night as a member of the “Information Please” radio team — and for that matter, throughout the rest of the week as well.