Books: Autumn Sonata

INGRID BERGMAN: MY STORY by Ingrid Bergman and Alan Burgess Delacorte; 504 pages; $14.95

Thirty years ago, a U.S. Senator rose in the chamber to denounce the "illicit affair" between a "popular but pregnant Hollywood movie queen" and a "love pirate." The pirate was the brilliant Italian director Roberto Rossellini (Open City, Paisan). The gravid queen was, of course, Ingrid Bergman, who had arrived in Hollywood from Sweden in 1939, a hefty 5 ft. 8 in. of raw material crying out for diet, plucked eyebrows and capped teeth.

The young Bergman was scarcely a...

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