People: Jul. 31, 1964

Springtime, and lunch at a restaurant in the Bois de Boulogne—who could resist the combination? Certainly not Maria Meneghini Callas, 40, or maybe it was Metropolitan Opera Manager Rudolf Bing, 62, who proved only human after all. At any rate, the two kissed and made up in Paris in June, and La Divina will return to the Met for Tosca next year, her first New York appearance since Bing fired her for breaking an engagement in 1958.

It was a fine day for the races, though most folks his age might prefer that old...

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