Foreign News: Mary, Doug & Alba

Shocked were ladies of the Spanish court, and particularly Her Majesty Queen Victoria Eugenie (granddaughter of Britain's arch-stickler, Queen Victoria) when Miss Mary Pickford and Mr. Douglas Fairbanks were actually received on terms of cordial and convivial intimacy by sporting King Alfonso XIII's closest pal, exalted Jacobo Stuart Fitz-James, Duke of Alba, Constable of Navarre and 14 times a grandee of Spain (TIME, Dec. 2).

Month ago the champagne cocktail Duke* became Minister of Education in the new Spanish Cabinet of Dictator Damaso Berenguer, successor to ousted...

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