People, Dec. 19, 1938

When the Princeton University catalogue gave Thomas Mann the superfluous middle name of "Schriftst," eagle-eyed Princeton scholars pounced upon its editors, learned they had taken the information from Who's Who in America, whose editors in turn had it from Thomas Mann himself. He had filled out a form: "Mann, Thomas. Schriftst. [abbreviation of Schriftsteller, German for 'author']."

Manhattan members of the Russian Nobility Association were outraged to discover their president, Prince Alexis Obolensky, playing the part of a Soviet Commissar in the musical hit Leave It to Me, under the stage name of...

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