People, May 10, 1971

Gathering material in Taipei for his latter-day Around the World in Eighty Days, Humorist's Humorist S.J. Perelman visited a place of refreshment called the Literary Inn. Suddenly he was surrounded by a draggle of highly painted professional ladies who obviously wanted more than his autograph. Only with some difficulty did the world traveler extricate himself from their importunities, but he emerged with wit unblunted. "It was a case," he mused to a friend on the way back to his hotel, "of the tail dogging the wag."

The evening was billed as a "Dialogue on...

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