People: People, Feb. 26, 1945


Admiral William ("Bull") Halsey publicly approved the Navy's policy of not bombing Tokyo's Imperial Palace—where Emperor Hirohito may still be taking exercise on his shining white steed. The Admiral's reason: "As a matter of fact, I hope they don't kill that white horse. I want to ride it."

Lilly Dache, dashing Manhattan milliner, came out with a "Yalta Turban" two days after the Crimea Conference. Purely by chance, she explained, pictures of costumes worn in the Black Sea area, had caught her fancy before the site of the Big-Three conference was announced.

Artie Shaw, grand-opera-tempered jazz maestro, who once called his jazz fans...

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