People, Oct. 31, 1938

Last summer in London, Ballet Dancer Serge Lifar of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo was severely criticized for taking curtain calls while the audience called for the ballerina. Ever since, Lifar has been grumpy, dissatisfied. Last week in Manhattan he challenged Ballet Director Leonide Massine to a duel in Central Park. Massine told him, "Take an aspirin." In a huff Lifar took instead the S. S. Champlain for Europe.

Appointed "social ambassadress-at-large" for San Francisco's 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition was Manhattan café society's clown, Elsa Maxwell. Irked, the N. Y. Daily...