People: Dec. 29, 1961

The 82nd anniversary of Stalin's birth cut no ice in Moscow, where Pravda—which in the late dictator's prime regularly praised his name as many as 300 times per issue—wrote him off with a single mention: a reference to "the serious obstacles that the Stalin cult of personality placed in the path of the development of Marxist-Leninist theory.''

In Washington's party-of-the-week. Diane ("Dede") Buchanan, 18, daughter of former State Department Protocol Chief Wiley Buchanan, made her debut in the stately gold-and-white Washington headquarters of the Organization of American States. Upstairs, the elegant elders made...

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