People, Dec. 26, 1955

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With bedlam in his mind and a quaint profusion of fresh cauliflower in his Rolls-Royce limousine, Spanish-born Surrealist Painter Salvador Dali arrived at Paris' Sorbonne University to unburden himself of some gibberish. His subject: "Phenomenological Aspects of the Critical Paranoiac Method." Some 2,000 ecstatic listeners were soon sharing Salvador's Dalirium. Planting his elbows on a lecture table strewn with bread crumbs, Dali blandly explained: "All emotion comes to me through the elbow." Then he announced his latest finding in critical paranoia. The gamy meat of it: "Everything departs from the rhinoceros horn! Everything departs from [Dutch Master] Jan Vermeer's The Lacemaker! Everything ends up in the cauliflower!" The rub, apologized Dali, is that cauliflowers are too small to prove this theory conclusively.

Actress Ingrid Bergman, 39, signed up with 20th Century-Fox studio to do the title role in a film version of the Broadway hit Anastasia (TIME, Jan. 10). The movie will not be shot in the U.S., Ingrid's adopted homeland until 1949, when she left to star in the film Stromboli ("Raging Island, Raging Passions"), deserted her surgeon husband for Italian Director Roberto Rossellini on the raging Mediterranean island, later married little Roberto's proud papa.

In the Pennsylvania town of Concordville, lanky, redheaded Colin P. ("Corky") Kelly III, 15, son of one of the first American heroes of World War II, was promoted to Eagle Scout, got a peck of congratulations from his pretty mother, now Mrs. J. Watson Pedlow. In 1941, soon after heroic Army Air Corps Captain Colin P. Kelly Jr. ordered his crew to hit the silk and then crashed in his crippled B-17 bomber on Luzon, President Roosevelt penned a request to "the President of the United States in 1956." F.D.R. asked that the airman's infant son get a West Point appointment as a nation's thanks for Captain Kelly's valor. Boy Scout Kelly is now undecided whether to set his sights on West Point or the new Air Academy.

Mellowing (49) Singer Josephine Baker, onetime (circa 1927) light-brown toast of Paris when she danced without wraps at the Folies-Bergère, was far past her spicy past. At her 460-acre estate near Périgord in southwestern France, Expatriate Baker was busily tending the fabrication of a startling memorial to herself.

Items in the shrine: 1) a statuary group depicting La Baker in ancient, saintly wraps, arms outstretched in benediction over the kneeling figures of seven kiddies of various races, corresponding to Josephine's seven adopted children; 2) waxen images of Josephine and the tots striding up a hill topped by a cross; 3) a figure of Josephine's husband, French Jazz Maestro Jo Bouillon, on his knees to receive the blessing of a paraffin Pope Pius XII.

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