People, Feb. 21, 1972

The really big question in Washington was: How did Senator William Proxmire (D., Wis.) get two black eyes? Gossips ruled out a barroom brawl (he doesn't drink) or a domestic disagreement (he is separated from his wife). The Senator would only say, "No comment." The most likely explanation was blepharoplasty—plastic surgery to remove bags under the eyes.

"He is the living giant of film history. I would compare him to Picasso in the art world." Martin E. Segal, president of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, was confirming that Charles Spencer Chaplin was coming to Manhattan for an 83rd birthday party at...

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