People: Mar. 1, 1968

"I may not have the wisdom of Lincoln, the intellect of Jefferson, or the beauty of Kennedy," cries the presidential hopeful, "but compared to Lyndon Johnson, I blaze like the sun!" The line is part of Gore Vidal's new play, Weekend, which opened its pre-Broadway run in Washington. It got a big laugh from most of the audience, notably excepting Lynda Bird Robb, 23, who had been warned that the play was cuttingly anti-L.B.J. but went to see it anyway. Lynda had nothing official to say after the show, but the playwright...

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