People, Nov. 23, 1953


Names make news. Last week these names made this news:

Greece's ubiquitous King Paul and Queen Frederika turned up in Hollywood, where they dropped in on the White Christmas set at Paramount. Stars Vera-Ellen, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney greeted Their Majesties with a little ceremony in which they puffed out the candles on a large, dummy birthday cake. Amused but confused, the King observed: "It's not my birthday."

To the consternation of the Home Office and Scotland Yard, Princess Margaret, with the blessing of Queen Elizabeth, broke an old royal precedent, went strolling...

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