At 36, Bobby Hull is one of hockey’s elder pucksmen. Thus, though his team, the Winnipeg Jets of the World Hockey Association, might sorely miss his firepower (a record 77 goals last season), Hull benched himself for a game to protest the sport’s “brutality” (the Jets beat Denver anyway, 5-2). “If something isn’t done soon, it will ruin the game for all of us,” said Hull after teammate Perry Miller suffered an eye injury when hit from behind during an on-ice fight. Away from bullies for the moment, gentleman farmer Bobby defensed 300 head of cattle at his Vivian, Manitoba spread.
Moreau on target
“She understands that the director is important,” English director Tony Richardson once lauded French actress Jeanne Moreau. Now, after working under François Truffaut, Orson Welles and Luis Buñuel, among others, Moreau is in the canvas catbird seat herself as she directs her first feature, Lumière, in Paris. “This is just a different method of expression,” says petite Jeanne, 47, who also wrote the screenplay and stars in the film, which is about eight days in the lives of four actresses. The pistol is not a director’s way of coaxing a better performance; Moreau is simply rehearsing.
Caroline won’t quit
“I am sure that this has nothing to do with me,” said Caroline Kennedy. True or not—and Londoners increasingly speculated that she was indeed the terrorists’ target—the 17-year-old was only shaken by the bomb that destroyed the car of her London host, M.P. Hugh Fraser, just before he and Caroline were to leave for her art classes at Sotheby’s. Smiling as she was escorted to safer quarters, she let it be known she was staying on in London. “Like all Kennedys,” said a family friend, “Caroline doesn’t want to quit.”
For nearly half a century, Jack Benny’s act opened to the fractured strains of Love in Bloom. The perennial 39-year-old pretended to fiddle with the violin, but actually his talent and instruments were first-class. As Benny’s wife, comedienne Mary Livingstone, formally presented two of her late husband’s violins, a Stradivarius (left) and a Pressenda, to Los Angeles Philharmonic musical director Zubin Mehta, their value—over $100,000—became known. You could almost hear the old skinflint happily exclaiming, “Well!”