Resorts: The New Acapulco

Mrs. Bruno Pagliai—Merle Oberon, that is—padded prettily across the rug, with its fanciful design of chimpanzee, parrot and elephant, on her way to the telephone ringing in the bookcase behind a Chinese print. "Yes, darling, I know," she cooed happily. "They say the weather is simply frightful just about everywhere in the world."

It certainly was. But outside her big glass doors the warm sun sparkled on azure water under a cloudless sky. This, in fact, is why Merle Oberon, an actress whose beauty persists, and her husband, a Mexican industrialist, built their new palazzo in Acapulco, the mountain-rimmed bay on...