Art: Italian Comet

In Manhattan last week was a handsome, vivacious brunette of ample presence whose Roman and Catholic distinctions are as the sands of the sea. A niece and godchild of Pope Leo XIII, Countess Anna Laetitia ("Mimi") Pecci-Blunt received her first communion at the hands of the Pontiff himself. Her father, Count Camillo Pecci, was Commander of the Noble Guards of the Vatican and a leader of the "Blacks" who, before Conciliation with Mussolini in 1929, upheld the Papal Court in Roman society against the "Whites" who honored the King. Her mother was the...

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