People, Apr. 9, 1956

Names make news. Last week these names made this news:

A lowly Neapolitan couturier named Lelio Galateri was suing Italy's voluptuous Cinemadonna Sophia (Too Bad She's Bad) Loren on the ground that he got small thanks for converting her into a lady and making her look arresting though fully clothed. Cried Galateri: "In 1953 Sophia was not yet refined and spoke an incomprehensible Neapolitan dialect. She didn't even know how to walk. She had to be educated, taught to walk and not to talk. I redressed her from head to toe and civilized her!"...

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