Anthony Eden corrected an aged rumor that he had once been snubbed by Italy's forgotten man: "I never had a row with Mussolini. I found Mussolini unnegotiable, and he still is. . . ."
Henry L Stimson recalled the stricken faces of young officers who met him when he stepped from a plane in Newfoundland: they had heard a rumor that the personage arriving on the plane was Hedy Lamarr.
Orson Welles threw up a tent and some tintype booths on a Los Angeles lot and started a brave one-man revival of prestidigitatorial...