People, Feb. 14, 1955

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

Late last year a liveried chauffeur began poking around the French Riviera, seeking a country mansion to suit the tastes of his employer, an anonymous Paris industrialist. Through a Paris real estate office, he finally negotiated the purchase of a stately, green-shuttered pink villa. Price for the estate, which sprawls near the Aga Khan's Cannes hideaway: $90,000. The tipoff that the new owner was no ordinary industrialist came last November, when the locals learned that he had ordered a new lodge built on the...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!