SHOW BUSINESS: Artist at Work

An ad in the "agony column" of the London Times asked for anybody who had seen the premiere of Oscar Wilde's play, An Ideal Husband, in 1895. A few dozen oldsters who responded got tickets to another premiere of An Ideal Husband, this time a movie starring Paulette Goddard and Hugh Williams. With this hoary pressagent's trick, Sir Alexander Korda helped beat the drums for his return to moviemaking—and the showing this week of the first movie in three years bearing his name. Tall, silver-haired, and at 54 none the worse for...

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