Foreign News: Paris, 1944

A sharp and lurid picture of wartime Paris—a city dancing with false gaiety on a rumbling volcano—reached the U.S. last week. It came from the New York Times' former Paris fashion correspondent, Kathleen Cannell, who arrived in Manhattan on the rescue-ship Gripsholm. She alone of all the diplomats, wounded veterans and chichi expatriates aboard, was fresh from the capital city of a captive nation.

Reported Miss Cannell: Paris, 1944 is a city of little bread and many circuses. Sixty percent of its people are underfed and ill-clothed, declining into anemia. Yet Parisian theatres are crowded; in the swank salons, well-dressed matrons...

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