People: People, Aug. 14, 1944

Hard Falls

Barney Oldfield, oldtime auto racer, had a fight in Hollywood with "Prince" Mike Romanoff (Harry Gerguson), Hollywood restaurateur. Oldfield got a black eye. He said the argument started after Romanoff had tried to crowd him off the road. Romanoff declared that Oldfield had rushed up to him on the street, called him a "phony."

Tommy Dorsey, trombonist, swung on Jon Hall, beautiful, bronzed cinemactor. Hall's doctor said that Hall ended up with a broken nose, cut nostril, stabbed neck, sliced head and face, requiring 50 stitches all told. Bystanders reported that Dorsey...

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