Show Business: Bea's Blast

As Turkish baths go, the establishment beneath London's Imperial Hotel in Russell Square is one of the best. From its Gothic galleries, stone monarchs and prophets (Queen Elizabeth I, Erasmus) have gazed through the steam at generations of bare, Blimpish backsides. One night last week the steam rooms and massage parlors presented a shocking sight: crowds of people who were fully dressed, or almost. To celebrate the London premiere of Auntie Mame, starring Bea Lillie, Producer David Pelham had picked the Turkish bath as the logical place for a party. The result was...

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