AUSTRIA: Reunion in Rome

Seventy-five members of the high nobility of Imperial Austria went to Rome last week to act out in good earnest the situation which Playwright Robert Emmet Sherwood and his U. S. producers made much hay with as Reunion in Vienna. In Rome's Imperial Hotel, they bowed their heads and bent their knees in a chamber where, on a borrowed golden throne raised on a dais, sat Zita, last Empress of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, mother of Otto, the 20-year-old pretender to the throne of Austria, Hungary or both.

The grim, black-pompadored woman was dressed...

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