The Press: Ladies & Gentlemen

Of all Hollywood's chambermaids of the press, none picked up more telltale bits of underwear from the Franchot Tone-Barbara Payton-Tom Neal muss-up than did Florabel Muir, Hollywood tattler for the New York Daily News and the Los Angeles Mirror. Last week Actor Tone, who lost the fist fight but won the girl, took revenge. He spat squarely in Florabel's face.

Their encounter took place in Ciro's, an expensive Sunset Strip night-eyrie. Tone walked in with his wife and her maiden aunt, a Miss Fay Redfield of Cloquet, Minn. Barbara had just returned to town for three personal appearances, two in theaters and...

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