By People Staff
January 10, 1977 12:00 PM

Withers ‘Eyes’ Temple

Shirley Temple was 6 and Jane Withers 8 when they appeared in the 1934 film Bright Eyes. But time doesn’t stand still, and they had the photos to prove it when Shirley, now Mrs. Charles Black and the State Department’s chief of protocol, received the Louella Parsons Award from the Hollywood Women’s Press Club. The pair had been longtime-no-see: “For me, five babies; for her, three,” exclaimed Withers, TV’s Josephine the Plumber. “We shared thoughts about the things our lives as children prepared us for—and the things they didn’t. We really didn’t have much chance to share thoughts when we were kids.”

Hunt-Burton collision

Sometimes seeing one’s former spouse is the pits. Not so for world champion driver James “The Shunt” Hunt and his ex, Suzy, now Mrs. Richard Burton. The Burtons were in London while Richard recorded Vivat Rex for the BBC. During a break they sallied over to the exclusive Ladbroke Club, where Burton himself presented a tribute to Hunt—a picture of him at the wheel. Then they all repaired to Annabel’s, a nearby disco. There, says a friend, James and Suzy chatted “as any close friends do who haven’t seen each other for a couple of months.”

Pete Rose, jock

It may not be suitable attire for those World Series night games in October, but Pete Rose flashed championship form nevertheless. The Cincinnati Reds third baseman is yet another sport to go to bat for Jockey International. After modeling the company’s “Life Garment” Rose declared, “It’s something every man has”—referring to underwear. Added the 34-year-old Rose, who looks in trim midseason shape, “I don’t think what I did is any different than standing there in a bathing suit.”

Chilean in Moscow

Chilean Communist party leader Luis Corvalán, 60, was a prisoner of the Chilean junta for three years before being exchanged for Soviet dissident Vladimir Bukovsky. Last month Corvalán got a warm welcome from 70-year-old Leonid Brezhnev. He credited his release to the Soviet boss and “international solidarity” and declared it his “revolutionary duty” to restore “freedom and democracy” in Chile “in as short a time as possible.”

Hubert on the bridge

Having once been first mate on the ship of state, Hubert Humphrey seemed comfortable indeed at the helm of the charter boat Sandavore. The Minnesota senator, 65, and wife Muriel, 64, were taking a week in the U.S. Virgin Islands as a hale Humphrey continued his recovery from last fall’s cancer surgery. But there may be stormy times ahead. Hubert headed back to the mainland as underdog to West Virginia’s Robert Byrd in the battle to be Senate majority leader.