People, Dec. 31, 1956

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

Metropolitan Opera Soprano Maria Meneghini Callas (TIME, Oct. 29), fresh from a three-week U.S. publicity triumph, rushed to New York's International Airport, Paris-bound with her toy poodle, a black mite aptly named Toy, sharing a first-class booking with Maria. Her retinue also included her husband, Millionaire Italian Industrialist Giovanni Meneghini, ticketed modestly as a tourist-class passenger, but described in a lawsuit earlier in the week by Maria as the man "who owns me as a husband." At the airport, Diva Callas bumped into another...

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