People: Past Masters

Almost 50 years after he graduated from Oxford University with 3rd class (not-so-scholarly) honors, three years after he was knighted, Oxford bestowed on famed, dumpling-shaped Satirist Sir Max Beerbohm an honorary Litt.D.

Round, bald Catalan Pablo Casals, world's top cellist, outspoken anti-Nazi champion of the Loyalists in the Spanish Civil War, was reported arrested in southern France, turned over to Franco's authorities.

From one of the famously steely-blue eyes of oldtime Cinecowboy William S. Hart was cut a growth that had made him half blind. The eye operation, second on the 70-year-old veteran...

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