Cinema: Off the Pedestal

Nothing that reached the screen last week seemed nearly so exciting to cinemagoers as the off-screen crisis in the life & love of one of the cinema's top-ranking stars. In an announcement from Rome, Actress Ingrid Bergman, drawn and upset, told the world that she was quitting not only her twelve-year-old marriage but also her lucrative and laurel-sprigged movie career.

Ingrid had teetered on her celluloid pedestal last spring when headlines carried reports of a superheated romance with Italian Cinemaster Roberto (Paisan, Open City] Rossellini. Ingrid's husband, Swedish Dr. Peter Lindstrom, rushed to...

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