Milestones, Jan. 23, 1939

Married. Brian Grover, 37, British engineer, and his wife, Elena, 36; for the second time; in London. Last November, when he wanted to rejoin his Russian bride, Grover was unable to get a Russian visa, flew into Russia without a permit, was jailed. Last fortnight he was let off with a fine of 1,500 rubles ($300), allowed to take his wife to England. The second marriage ceremony was necessary because the first was not recorded by a British consul.

Marriage Revealed. Vera Zorina (real name: Eva Brigitta Hartwig), 22, Norwegian-born ballet dancer (I Married An Angel, Goldwyn Follies) ; and George Balanchine...

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