People: Decorators

Lady Mendl, eightyish, ageless, international smart-setter, predicted great things for her wartime home, Hollywood. Said she: "Hollywood is the new kingdom of youth and ambition. . . . This is the new focal point of civilization. .. . Among the kings and queens of the future, the stars of Hollywood will be prominently enthroned."

General Henry H. ("Hap") Arnold, of the U.S. Army Air Forces, pinned the D.S.M. on the bemedaled chest of Colonel Philip Cochran, 34-year-old inspiration for "Flip Corkin" of Milton Caniff's Terry and the Pirates comic strip. The citation: for crack...

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