Cinema: Act of God

The story had made the rounds in Rome, where newspapers first printed it in August. Hedda Hopper gingerly slipped it into her gossip column last month as a rumor, and Hollywood had buzzed with it ever since. But last week, when Columnist Louella Parsons spread it as fact all over the front pages of the Hearst papers, a nation of moviegoers gawked. Screamed Hearst's Los Angeles Examiner across eight columns: INGRID BERGMAN BABY DUE IN 3 MONTHS IN ROME.

That was about all Louella's story had to say. The news, she said, came "straight...

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