Radio: The Tact Expert

When NBC-TV produced Richard Strauss's opera Salome a couple of years ago, the striptease question had to be faced. How would the heroine be shown on TV screens after she took off the seventh veil? "Sheath her in a fleshcolored leotard," said Stockton Helffrich, a specialist in such matters. "Have the camera pan on her neck. Then once everybody knows she's wearing something under the veils, you can go to town."

The advice from the expert was followed, brought no complaints from viewers. Expert Helffrich, 44, is NBC's director of continuity acceptance, which means...

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