People: People, May 22, 1944

Family Matters

Rita Hay worth, wife of pudgy Prodigy Orson Welles, wasn't sure whether she was going to have a baby or not. Various newspapermen said she was; a studio spokesman dated it November. Said Miss Hayworth disarmingly: "I hope it's true, but I don't know."

Ethel Mannin, blurtaceous English novelist (Sounding Brass, South to Samarkand), deplored as "stupid and cruel" the taboo against unmarried mothers. Said she, to the London Society for Sex Education and Guidance:* "A child can't be legal or illegal. It's there."

Charlie Chaplin's legal woes weathered two court actions. They...

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