FRANCE: Return of Arlette

For over a year, whenever two small French children have asked where their mother was, their old nurse has said: "In the hospital." The French Republic made itself a party to this story. From the uncomfortable little flat where the nurse had been keeping them on her own savings, the children were driven to a hospital and there for a few hours they saw their mother, Arlette Stavisky. widow of France's most famed swindler, once Chanel's most beautiful model, propped up in bed with her leg in a most realistic bandage. The children...

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