People: Feb. 23, 1968

Whom might Novelist Meyer Levin have been thinking of when he wrote Gore and Igor (see BOOKS), about a randy, globe-hopping Russian poet whose inspiration goes from bed to verse? Nobody knows, naturally, but Evgeny Evtushenlco, 34, did happen to be whooping around South America on publication day. As if to make Levin's publisher even happier, Evtushenko was seen with a mysterious, unnamed Chilean admirer, who followed him to Montevideo and checked into an adjoining hotel room. Come check-out time and the Dark Lady of the Sonnets was still with him, hiding discreetly...