Show Business: Haggling, Honors and Hype

This year's Cannes Festival has a distinctly American accent

Clint Eastwood strode down the steps of the Palais des Festivals, and the townsfolk swooned as if a god had descended to earth. Another Hollywood deity ambled onto the Palais stage, heard himself introduced as "Mon General James Stewart" and watched a couple of thousand people in evening clothes stand up to cheer and salute. Earlier, gallant as always, Stewart had served as foil for June Allyson's sparkle at a press conference celebrating the screening of their 1954 film The Glenn Miller Story. Cher, the star of Mask, impressed everyone by winning a prize for best actress and, earlier, by arriving...

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