People: Aug. 4, 1961

"When you get older, you get more ambitious," bubbled evergreen Schmalz King Rudolph Friml, who at 81 still takes a daily dip in the chilly Pacific, follows it up with five minutes of handstands and six hours at the piano. Convinced that "everyone is tired of unmelodious music," Friml hopes that his first new operetta since 1934, a "real Frenchie" confection called Rendezvous in Paris, will tinkle onto Broadway during the coming season.

From his hermitage in Cornish, N.H., publicity-proscribing Author J. D. (The Catcher in the Rye) Salinger, 42, proclaimed a new declaration...

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