People, Sep. 15, 1958

There was one space left on the Lake Como ferry at Gravedona, Italy, and a little blue Fiat slipped into it. But that left the vacationing Sheik of Kuwait in an awkward fix: his three-car caravan (including one blue Cadillac, one black Cadillac) was only two-thirds afloat. No smalltime bey-decker, His Highness Sir Abdullah as Salim as Sabah quickly offered the ferryboat captain $16 to unload the latecomer and make room for the royal limousine. The Milanese tourist in the Fiat bid $32 to preserve the status quo. The Sheik bid $160. The Italian...

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