UNITED NATIONS: The Rose of Baghdad

In the name of culture, the top people of Florence were kept busy last week entertaining delegates to the fifth annual conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. The Business and Professional Women's Club poured tea in a villa where according to legend Giovanni Boccaccio met one of the voluptuous heroines of his Decameron. An Italian movie company held a special screening of an animated cartoon called The Rose of Baghdad, which allegedly had been inspired by the work of UNESCO. No one was quite sure what Boccaccio or Baghdad had to do with the organization's...

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