People: Reservations

Nelson Rockefeller, whose father always told him to watch his dollars & cents, got a carefree feeling during the Mexico City Conference. Handed a 7,000 peso ($1,449) check for a diplomatic party he threw at Giro's, the Assistant Secretary of State,cracked: "Who do you think I am, Rockefeller?"

Greer Garson let her temper simmer to a slow boil when a Hollywood stocking manufacturer claimed that she was bowlegged, had to wear padded stockings. Green-eyed, Oscar-winning Cinemactress Garson said that the only picture in which she showed her legs full-length was Random Harvest, insisted:...

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