Sir Harry Lauder

"Names make news." Last week the following names made the following news:

Sir Harry Lauder, Scottish clownster, stepped out of a bath tub in a Chicago hotel, slid, flip-flopped, broke his right ninth rib. Continuing to fulfill remunerative engagements, he said: "Bathrooms be a wee bit dangerous at times."

Hisses, boos and catcalls last week rewarded Soprano Amelita Galli-Curci for her twitterings as Violetta in a Budapest performance of La Traviata. On the occasion of her recent retirement from Manhattan's Metropolitan Opera House (TIME, Jan. 27), she provoked controversy by pronouncing interest...

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