Show Business: The Law & the Limelight

¶ Boston's indestructible, scallawaggish ex-Mayor James Michael Curley, 83, who claims in tones of delighted outrage that he is the model of the indestructible, scallawaggish politico in The Last Hurrah, caused hurrahs among movie pressagents and headline writers: he filed for an injunction against the Boston showing of the novel's movie version. Court hearing has been set for this week, but chances are slim that Boston, or any other place, will be deprived of seeing the Boss's adventures as portrayed by Spencer Tracy.

¶ Showman Mike Todd's widow, Elizabeth Taylor, 26, and Mike Jr., 28. Todd's son by his first marriage,...

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