People: The Specialist's Eye

Pianist Artur Rubinstein conceded that piano playing could be a bore, particularly at parties where the hostess insists on "just an eensy-teensy bit. Oh, it's a pest. I will go to an affair and they will send some bewitching young thing to ask me to play and I'm a beast if I don't."

Robert E. (Roosevelt and Hopkins') Sherwood was offered 850 cases of unpublished papers and letters of Britain's World War I Prime Minister David Lloyd George, forthwith reversed his decision never to write another biography.

For "revealing the finest qualities of a...

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!