The Theater: Rising Star

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"Let's see, now," mused Designer Norman Bel Geddes last week, when he was asked about his younger daughter's birth. "Barbs was done the year I did the Palais Royal, my first New York restaurant." Daughter Barbara never turned out to be as glittering a production as the Palais Royal (eventually remodeled into the lavish Latin Quarter). Nor has she learned to match her father's trick of the casually preoccupied phrase. Nonetheless, in her own quieter way, Barbara Bel Geddes was celebrating last week her undisputed rise to fame and glory as an authentic star in her own right.

Her name, shining...

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