People, Jan. 5, 1959

As a sideline to her own profitable biological filmflam, tangle-maned Cinemactress Brigitte Bardot agreed to join Producer Raoul Levy in an undertaking of pith and moment: a series of educational movies designed to help the West "understand" the backward nations of Asia and Africa. To the regret of those piqued by the prospect of Bardot among the Zulus, Filmaker Levy decreed that swivel-hipped Brigitte's contribution would be limited: cash, but no carriage.

During Christmas week. Pope John XXIII kept up his no-nonsense disrespect for hoary papal traditions, left the Vatican to beam his gentle pastoral smile on those who perhaps needed it...

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