Cinema: Quarter Chance

To his growing list of endangered species, Walter Hickel should now add the American movie star (Astra americana). Take Julie Andrews—a feat that many people now claim is hard to do. In the '50s, she was My Fair Lady, a patch of sunlight on the American stage. In the '60s, she starred in the most successful film of all time, The Sound of Music. Ah, but then . . . sprinkled with Disney dust in Mary Poppins, way back in 1964 she began to turn into a pillar of sugar. Her marriage came apart,...

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