People: People, Jul. 28, 1947

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William Randolph Hearst's personal shopping list was glommed some years ago by a literary visitor, and the gossip finally reached the Saturday Review of Literature. The list read: "1 pair shoelaces, 1 croup kettle, 2 hippopotami. . . ."

Mary Pickford was sued by Director Gregory La Cava for exactly $1,653,750. After "temperament clashes," Mary had broken their oral contract to film Broadway's One Touch of Venus, Gregory said, and sighed: "I'm rather impractical about these things."

Doc Blanchard & Glenn Davis, the touchdown twins, doing time on the Great Rock...

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