I linked to a wonderful episode of You Bet Your Life (hosted by my all-time comedy hero, Groucho Marx) way back in May, so it's probably about time for another one, dontcha think? ;)
One of the contestants in this particular episode (first broadcast in 1956) is the sculptor Yucca Salamunich, who it turns out was far from unknown at the time, as evidenced by this article in the May 11, 1952 issue of the St. Petersburg Times, which describes him as: "... a Hollywood intellectual, a Yugoslavian sculptor and 'free thinker' who's been around movieland 20 years..." and this Time Magazine article from 1947, in which he pontificates on which actresses have the sexiest heads, noting -- among other things -- that: "Passionate women always have long straight noses." Which is nice to know. ;)
Seriously though, google Mr Salamunich's name and you'll get some idea of just how famous he was.
Look out for his entrance about thirteen minutes in, and enjoy.