MEXICO: Society of Dupes

Forty people who could not forget a charwoman gathered at her grave on the outskirts of Mexico City last week. In honor of the 14th anniversary of her death they sang, made speeches, and organized a society of her worshipful dupes.

For the first 60 years of her life the charwoman so honored was Conchita Jurado, a born actress who never got a chance to act. One day in 1926 she forsook her scrubbing brush. She donned trousers, overcoat, slouch felt hat, a false-diamond stickpin and a false black mustache, and sortied into Mexican society. That day and until her death...

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