DENMARK: Ought To Play Boule!

In the baccarat room of the Cannes Casino—smartest on the French Riviera— elegant males and svelte women leaned breathlessly over the tables, betting thousands of dollars as card after card came out of the "shoe." Through the rococo gilt doors of the gaming room stalked King Christian X of Denmark, six and a half feet of majesty in faultless evening clothes. Leaning on his arm was the blonde pride of Broadway, the world's most expensive playmate, Peggy Hopkins Joyce, ablaze with diamonds.

King Christian approached a bearded...

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