People: Toil & Trouble

In Paris, Hollywood Producer Walter Wanger ran into an old French custom. Speaking before the American Club, Wanger rapped U.S. film critics as "immature and incompetent," singled out Critic Art Buchwald of the European edition of the New York Herald Tribune, who had panned the Wanger-produced Joan of Arc. Forthwith, Critic Buchwald challenged Wanger to a duel. Sending no seconds, Wanger retorted: "A cheap gag."

Even Russian Communists have sticky little bourgeois problems, it appeared from the autobiography of Oksana Kasenkina, the schoolteacher who escaped last year from the U.S.S.R.'s New York consulate by jumping out of a third-floor window. In her...

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