People: People, Nov. 1, 1948

Kith & Kin

In Hollywood, Mickey Mouse, whose birthdays are reckoned from the moment of his conception (in Walt Disney's mind in a drawing room on a westbound train) rather than from his first public appearance (in Steamboat Willie, 1928), turned 21. Father Walt and a few oldtimers honored their hardworking star (who has appeared in more pictures than any other actor in Hollywood*) with a quiet, off-the-lot anniversary dinner.

In London, Princess Elizabeth caused something of a flurry by leaving Buckingham Palace (where she had reportedly settled down to await the birth...

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