"Good intermediate" skier Kim Novak (below) stopped off at Aspen for a little Wedeln and weddin'. The wedding, an outdoor ceremony, took precedence, however. Just as well, perhaps, for Kim—like everyone else—is said to ski a little too fast for her ability, and new husband Richard Johnson has tried the sport only four or five times.
The first ascent of newly named Mount Kennedy, a jagged ice-hung granite spire near the Yukon-Alaska border, will be attempted by an American party of old Everest hands and by a Sunday hiker of no mountain-climbing experience whatsoever, Robert F. Kennedy. Accompanied by Jim Whittaker, first American atop Everest, Bobby is joining the combined Boston Museum of Science-National Geographic Society venture to get a full and unexpurgated dose of mountain. At 13,900 feet Mount Kennedy is the highest unclimbed peak in North America. Its challenging summit approaches are notable for sheer granite slabs, for temperatures of 35� below and for 80-mile-an-hour winds.
Charles Liston, most of whose previous performances have been on closed-circuit television or radar, hopes to bury forever his reputation as a bad actor. Sonny has signed for a role in the film production Harlow. He will portray a boxer.
Queen Mother Elizabeth, long an avid racing enthusiast and owner of a stable of winning steeplechasers, is the latest and most famous subscriber to a "blower" line. For $11 a week she gets a private telephone that wafts results and commentary on the ponies direct from the track. In England it's legal.
Algeria may be a trifle short of cash, but it has a surplus of soccer rabidity—and mineral resources. So when Pel�, the Brazilian player reputed to be the world's best, scored eight goals in one game, the North Africans could no longer restrain themselves. An Algerian club offered to barter a whole shipful of gasoline, phosphates, coal and liquid gas for Pel�. Although the offer topped the existing record bid of 50,000 barrels of coffee beans, Pel�'s team refused.
Show biz took both Danny Kaye and the Dodgers out of Brooklyn, but it did not take Brooklyn out of either boy or Bums. Last week Flatbush-born Kaye flew from New Orleans to St. Petersburg just to watch the Dodgers play. "I'm a rabid ball fan," he said almost apologetically. "Always have been." By ball fan, of course, Kaye means Dodger fan. Estimating that Danny sees 90% of home games in Los Angeles, General Manager Buzzy Bavasi says that, for a Brooklyn Dodger fan, Kaye is very loyal: "As long as we win, he's satisfied."
Ranking fallen skier of the season: Queen Juliana of The Netherlands, who broke her right ankle skiing at Lech, Austria. After Treatment in Z�rs, she returned to Lech with her leg in a plaster cast.
Adolph Rupp of Kentucky, the old basketball generalissimo, suffered through a 15-10 record this season, the worst in his 34 years as head coach. Though shaken by this intimation of mortality, Rupp could scarcely have anticipated the further ignominy awaiting him. On a recent trip through western Kentucky, Rupp stopped at a remote crossroads store to buy a fine-looking country ham he had spotted in the window. When he started to pay for the ham, he found he didn't have enough cash. The storekeeper agreed to take a check. Rupp beamed, made one out and pointed to the signature. "Know who that is?" he asked expansively. "Well," the merchant replied, "I'm a hopin' it's you."
Barbara Hutton, weighing only 92� pounds as the consequence of a mysterious intestinal ailment, left San Francisco for Maui and a period of recuperation. "I'm looking forward to a lot of golf in the Islands," said Barbara. "Oh, I don't play," she admitted. "I just follow the others around. I love the feel of grass on my bare feet."
Jon Morrow Lindbergh is a man fascinated by the sea. Setting up a deep-sea-diving business in Seattle for Ocean Systems Inc., Lindbergh plans to use a 200-pound pressurized diving bell which he himself helped develop. "Underwater exploration techniques and equipment are at the same exciting stage today that airplanes were 30 years ago," he says.