People, Jan. 4, 1954

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

Radio Chitchatter Sloan Simpson, estranged wife of Expatriate William O'Dwyer, onetime mayor of New York City and later U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, was back on her old Manhattan stamping grounds, showed up for a midnight movie première looking as if she were the town's First Lady all over again.

In Egypt, where brides are supposed to get dowries from their grooms, former Queen Narriman's mother charged that deposed King Farouk welched on his traditional Moslem obligation. Narriman's mother, suing as the ex-Queen's guardian, claimed...

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