ARGENTINA: A Favorite Falls

ARGENTINA A Favorite Falls

One hot summer night in 1945, a group of Argentine theater and radio people sat talking politics around a table at Buenos Aires' Radio Belgrano. A plump, blonde actress named Eva Duarte, then occupying the apartment next to that of Labor Minister Juan Peron, got into a hot argument with creamy-skinned Libertad Lamarque, then the country's top screen and radio actress. Libertad imperiously leaned across the table, gave Eva the last slap she was ever to receive in public, and stalked off with her own admirers. A moment later,...

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