GREAT BRITAIN: By a Little Finger

As the time of the coronation draws nearer & nearer, that bright, brittle corner of London known as Mayfair becomes more conscious of its intimacy with royalty, more jealous of its standing. Last week Mayfair's tongues were wagging, and they all seemed to be saying that no one in all of Mayfair is striving more mightily to shine in the reflected dazzle of the crown jewels than that personable American named Douglas Fairbanks Jr. "He simply becomes electric when there is any royalty around," said one of the actor's friends. "Entree into...

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