Show Business: Viewpoints: Love and the Bomb

When he was an impoverished law student and she a radiant Portia in a touring Shakespeare company, they spent three delirious days together. It was, Laurence Olivier says, the love of his life, exerting such a powerful hold that he had no choice thereafter but bachelorhood. Katharine Hepburn claims she can't remember a thing about it, but since he is now London's leading barrister, perhaps he will stop his nostalgic mooning and get on with the business of defending the excellent name and fortune she married. Can anyone, after all, seriously believe that she promised to marry an assistant purser of...

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