People, Nov. 1, 1954

Names make news. Last week these names made this news:

Breaking attendance records at a Times Square nightclub in an act that features nine musclemen in loincloths, Mae West, 61, pronounced herself in "puffect" health: "I keep myself in puffect shape. I get lots of exercise—in my own way—and I walk every day . . . Knolls, you know, small knolls, they're very good for walking. Build up your muscles, going up and down the knolls . . . [My] teeth are so puffect that everybody thinks they're false. Do you know why they're puffect?...

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