HOLLYWOOD: Subtle Poison

"Here in Hollywood," says Simone Signoret, "there is a tendency to think this place is the world. Sometimes I think people should get out of here." But not this week. This week, thanks to her performance in a brilliant English movie, Room at the Top (TIME, April 20, 1959), the visitor from France owns the town. Most of the smart money is backing her for an Oscar when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences gives its award for the year's best actress. Whether she wins or not, hers is certainly the...

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