FRANCE: The Beautiful People

Whatever Paris may lack, the outside world assumes it has one thing in abundance: charm. Not so, says one Marcel Ranville, who has found it necessary and profitable to run a charm school in Paris and launch a campaign for greater "amiability." Some weeks ago, the Ministers of Public Health, Education, Commerce & Industry enthusiastically jumped on Ranville's amiability bandwagon, formed an official committee to better "the day to day relationships of the Parisian people." By last week Parisian relationships were just about as sweet as a midinette's smile.

The committee announced a list of the most amiable Parisians, as...

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