People: Oct. 18, 1963

Russian-born Hearst Society Gossipist Igor Cassini (Cholly Knickerbocker to his readers), charged with "willfully" failing to register as an agent for Rafael Trujillo's Dominican Republic, cut a rueful figure in court as he pleaded nolo contendere and awaited the judge's sentencing. Short on money for a defense and hopeful of avoiding adverse publicity for his designer-brother Oleg, whom he now works for and lives with, the onetime jet-set traffic dispatcher seemed to have lost his soaring spirits. Says a friend: "His whole life has collapsed. He lost his column. He lost his business,...

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