AMERICANA: Love for Three Dimples

Dwarfed by the hulking form of the American Export liner Constitution, a crowd of hundreds thronged Pier 84 in Manhattan one foggy day last week. Man, woman and teen-ager alike, they were waiting for a glimpse of the movie queen (Grace Patricia Kelly) who was sailing to Monaco to wed the reigning Prince (His Serene Highness Rainier III). Two hours before sailing time, Grace arrived in a black limousine, wearing a beige wool suit, a white straw hat shaped like a mushroom, and a radiant look. Not far to the rear came a retinue of 80—friends, relatives, business associates....

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