The Press: The Rocky Road

As Associated Press correspondent in Moscow, Eddy Gilmore found the road to romance rocky when he courted Russian Ballerina Tamara Chernashova ten years ago. The Russians not only refused to let Correspondent Gilmore marry her, they even shipped her away from Moscow so that he couldn't see her. In desperation, Gilmore asked for help from his friend Wendell Willkie, who promptly cabled Stalin: "Anything you can do to facilitate this union I will personally appreciate." Stalin gave his permission for Gilmore to marry, "as a special exception on [Willkie's] recommendation and vouching." When...

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