Cinema: Just Lucky, I Guess

Irma La Douce. "How did a nice girl like you get into a racket like this?" a customer asks. "Well," says Shirley MacLaine, pulling on green silk stockings, "I was studying music at the Paris Conservatory, and on the night of my first recital, the piano lid fell on my hand, and . . ."

For the world's oldest question, Shirley has this and assorted other heart-tugging answers. But there is no need to feel sorry for her; she loves her work, and so does Director Billy Wilder (The Apartment). With his favorite writer, I....

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