A Letter From The Publisher: Feb. 25, 1966

"I AM so accustomed to having you with me that you are like part of the family," said Artur Rubinstein. "After the story is finished, I won't know what to do without you."

The people who were working on this week's cover story could return the compliment with sincerity. For Artist Boris Chaliapin, the assignment brought warm memories of family: his father, the great Russian basso Feodor Chaliapin, was a close friend of Rubinstein's in Europe many years ago. Between them, for reasons only they really know, painter and pianist decided on the rather unusual garb of red coat and vest for...

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