People, Mar. 23, 1953

Names make news. Last week these names made this news:

On a rainy day in Manhattan, Lord Dunsany, 74-year-old Irish poet-playwright, believer in fairies and master of the fantastic, arrived on the Queen Mary for his first U.S. visit in 30 years. Before he flew off to spend the rest of his vacation in California, a New York Times reporter panned a few verbal nuggets. Samples:

Did he object to flying in such weather? "I am eager to go. There's nothing more fascinating than the other side of the clouds; the far side is intensely...

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