A Letter From The Publisher, Mar. 3, 1980

Since 1963, when she first saw Peter Sellers in I'm All Right, Jack, Paris Correspondent Sandra Burton has been haunted by the actor's zany alter egos. "His portrayal of a stupidly arrogant British shop steward kept creeping into my college thesis on Britain's Angry Young Men," she recalls. "In 1974, when I was interviewing an M.I.T. disarmament expert for TIME, I couldn't help thinking of Sellers' Dr. Strangelove. And his Inspector Clouseau defined my first encounter with a French police detective." But when Burton interviewed Sellers in Paris for this week's cover story, written by Contributor Richard Schickel, she found her...

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