A Letter From The Publisher, Dec. 4, 1972

CORRESPONDENT JESSE BIRNBAUM makes it sound simple. "It was a typical assignment," he recalls. "Someone in New York telephoned me in London and said, 'Go to Athens, find Liv Ullmann and interview her for a cover story.' So I went to Greece and found Ullmann and interviewed her for a cover story."

Actually, Birnbaum's reporting for this week's story on the Norwegian actress was not nearly so routine. Before he sent his files to Writer Gerald Clarke, Birnbaum trailed Ullmann and the company filming Forty Carats for five days over the Greek countryside. Then he startled the star by announcing that he...

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