Art: Plenty of Time

Fifty-two years ago the bright-eyed daughter of a Manhattan doctor took the lead in an amateur theatrical at Tuxedo Park, N. Y.'s Tuxedo Club, first U. S. country club. Inadvertently she did a double back roll when she was supposed to faint on a sofa. Last week at 80, Lady Charles Mendl, born Elsie de Wolfe, withered, bright-eyed Grand Old Woman of Franco-American socialites, was still doing back rolls, handstands and cartwheels in the garden of her Villa Trianon in Versailles to keep "young." And last week her prosperous, 31-year-old Manhattan decorating firm,...

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