People: Jun. 22, 1962

In her latest movie she shimmies through one sequence in a blonde wig, a few tassels, enough feathers for a sparrow's spring plumage, and not much else. Even so, Italy's Gina Lollobrigida was shocked when Hollywood's new Wax Museum unveiled a reclining likeness of her in a black slip hiked up somewhere between navel and knees. "Please, Sig-nori" pleaded La Lollo, "the short slip shows too much Gina." The museum's directors were sympathetic, but they wouldn't dream of tampering with a work of art. The patrons seem to appreciate it, they replied, so the slip stays slipped.

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