People, Dec. 23, 1957

Names make news. Last week these names made this news:

France's precocious (10) Poetess Minou Drouet was starring in a movie titled Clara and the Crooks, a sentimental tale about a lovable tyke who reforms a gang of bandits through her inexorable sweetness and innocence. During a recess at the suburban Paris studio, little Minou chirped excitedly about her film career: "We have had several scenarios offered to us, but I didn't like them. In one of the stories I was supposed to strangle a dog. Just imagine me hurting an animal! The Clara...

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