PERSONNEL: Beauty & the Boss

Lives there a boss who would fire a nubile, decorative (36-23-36) female assistant simply because she so resembles Cinemorsel Kim Novak that it is downright distracting? Answer: Yes. Pan

American World Airways discharged Manhattan Ticket Clerk Joan March, 20 (real name: Marchesani), because she looked too provocative.

When Joan was hired last January, a tropical spell hit Pan Am's Fifth Avenue office. It was those fuselage-hugging sheath dresses she wore. Those doe eyes. That platinum blonde hair. And all that Hollywood mascara. "Tone down your appearance," warned Pan Am. So Joan toned down the mascara and eye shadow, sacked her sheaths...

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