The Press: Paparazzi on the Prowl

On Rome's Via Veneto, the night was gay with lights and pink azaleas in curbside tubs. At a sidewalk cafe, Ivan Kro-scenko, 31. a man in a black leather jacket, sipped espresso and cased the pedestrian traffic with a predatory eye. A bearded giant strode past: Cinemactor Steve ("Hercules") Reeves. "Mr. Universe," sneered Kroscenko softly. "So who cares?" He was after bigger game. "Linda Christian. Ava Gardner, Anita Ekberg. Jayne Mansfield." he rolled the names lovingly across his tongue. "They are important people. They make trouble." Kroscenko rose, slung the strap of his...

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