ARGENTINA: La Belle Blonde

A tall, whip-smart young Jesuit named Father Hernan Benitez saw to it that Eva Perén's visit to Paris was the works. He showed up in the French capital ahead of time, quickly signed up the big shots for dinners and receptions, arranged a sightseeing schedule that omitted few historical monuments. But Father Benitez, who is both Evita's chaperon and confessor, could do nothing about the weather. The weather was cruel.

At Orly Airfield the temperature stood at 90° when Argentina's touring First Lady, dazzling in a white suit, white shoes, white handbag and a big white cartwheel hat, stepped out...

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