People: People, Jan. 27, 1941

High on the rooftop of his Stamford, Conn. home, hulking, sad-eyed Novelist Sholem Asch (The Nazarene, Three Cities) fought a chimney fire, was overcome by smoke, had to be hauled down by the laundress.

Informed that Nazis have picked Vienna to supplant Paris as world's fashion centre, New York's style-minded Mayor Fiorello H. ("Little Flower") LaGuardia grinned: "I think that indicates that they expect to control everything, if they win. I would refer that matter to Senator Wheeler."

Too busy practicing parachute landings in Pomeranian potato fields, scowling, 35-year-old former World's Champion Max Schmeling...

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