People, Jun. 12, 1939

In a gee-whiz promotion scheme to needle circulation, Hearst's Cosmopolitan Magazine named one Isabel Caldwell McDougal of Greenwood, Miss., "Miss Cosmopolitan." Next issue Cosmopolite Faith Baldwin, one of the judges, twittered: "She hasn't an atom of classic beauty but she's as pretty as spring in the South. . . . She has a certain pixie charm hard to define. She reminds me a little of Helen Hayes."

Peaches-&-cream Cinemactress Madeleine Carroll asked Paramount a favor: a change of title for her new film (Are Husbands Necessary?). Reason: she is getting a divorce from her...

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