People: Native Customs

Earthy Novelist Erskine (Tobacco Road) Caldwell flew back from a two month junket on which he tried to use up some of his frozen royalties in twelve European countries. He liked Italy best, but thought the natives were getting fed up with U.S. visitors. Reported Caldwell: Rome is so overrun with the Hollywood crowd that street peddlers who sidle up to tourists with furtive propositions no longer peddle postcards or addresses. Now they whisper: "I've got a script."

Cinemogul Darryl Zanuck, off to the Riviera, looked forward to some hobnobbing with the international set....

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