Show Business: In a Bunker on the Cote d'Azur

Surly spirits at Cannes when the film festival loses fizz

Heaven knows they tried. The burghers of Cannes spent more than $50 million erecting a new palace to house the convocation. The national TV networks sprayed coverage of the event all over prime time, with Jerry Lewis commenting on the news one night, a line of topless lovelies parading their charms another. Even the Cannes medical students chipped in; angered by the French government's proposed restrictions on their curriculum, they enlivened one afternoon with a bonfire of Michelin tires and an occupation of the...

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