Italy: Seduced & Amended

It is a little hard to imagine Lyndon Baines Johnson staking his Administration's prestige over recent performances by Carroll Baker or Kim Novak. But in the land that produced Sophia Loren and Gina Lollobrigida, the movie industry is seen in a deeper perspective. Last week the uneasy coalition government of Christian Democratic Premier Aldo Moro was threatened with a crisis over censorship of the cinema.

Recently the Vatican, mostly through its daily, L'Osservatore Romano, has been lambasting the nudity and immorality in Italian movies. Marriage, Italian Style was bad enough, but a...

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