At a convention of the publicity-wise California Models' Guild, a dark-haired, shapely movie bit player named Leslie Brooks wriggled into an evening gown of gold lamé with an extremely low backline just a few inches above indecency.

Explained the Guild: the new backline demonstrated beyond doubt that Miss Brooks was not wasting rubber on a girdle; every time she turned her back she showed her patriotism.

But perhaps the Guild asked U.S. women for too great a sacrifice. The health magazine Hygeia stated this month that, since the human body is "not designed...

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