People, Feb. 2, 1959

The cameras rolled and Cinemorsel Gina Lollobrigida, playing in Solomon and Sheba on location in Madrid, recoiled prettily from the evil one with a dagger. The 'assassination attempt flopped all right. Lunging at his quarry, Actor Luis Santana bumped into a blazing brazier, and raced howling across the set, his cloak a flaming torch. Gina was horror-struck; Santana, soon doused, with only minor burns, was badly shaken. Director King Vidor? The cameras had caught the scene, and he decided to rescript slightly for that touch of burning realism.

Manhattan's Museum of Modern Art, long a showcase for avant-garde painting and sculpture, slapped...

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