People: The Solid Flesh

Curvy Rita Hayworth, relaxing on the French Riviera after transfusions in Paris (TIME, July 5), looked at the bright side of her ordeal: "I already have Spanish blood (from Father) and Irish blood (from Mother), but I am proud that now there also flows the blood of a Paris fireman in my veins."

In London, Princess Margaret was confined to the palace with "an attack of acute fibrositis"—a crick in the neck.

Battling Nelson, the Durable Dane, lightweight champion from 1908 to 1910, conqueror of Young Corbett and Joe Gans in boxing's palmy days, shuffled out of Cook County Hospital, Chicago, after a...