People, Dec. 26, 1955

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With bedlam in his mind and a quaint profusion of fresh cauliflower in his Rolls-Royce limousine, Spanish-born Surrealist Painter Salvador Dali arrived at Paris' Sorbonne University to unburden himself of some gibberish. His subject: "Phenomenological Aspects of the Critical Paranoiac Method." Some 2,000 ecstatic listeners were soon sharing Salvador's Dalirium. Planting his elbows on a lecture table strewn with bread crumbs, Dali blandly explained: "All emotion comes to me through the elbow." Then he announced his latest finding in critical paranoia. The gamy...

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