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Midday shoppers, clustered about the window of British Overseas Airways' office on Washington's Connecticut Avenue, could hardly tear themselves away. Behind the glass, in strapless bathing suit, black-eyed Mary Jane Hayes, Miss Washington of 1949, climbed into a bed. On her pillow was a small black earphone and the words that she heard as she pretended to sleep floated outside through amplifiers. "Bon soir ..." cooed the speaker. "Good night . . . Bon . . . good . . . le soir . . . the night . . ." As onlookers soon found out, Miss Washington was modeling...

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