World: Hairy Caterpillars

En route to the U.S., where TV pundits were already vying for guest interviews, photogenic Mme. Ngo Dinh Nhu stopped over in Paris and more than lived up to her newspaper billing as "the Liz Taylor of politics." Chic and seductive, South Viet Nam's first lady did a bit of shopping, had her hair done at Carita ("I hope my husband doesn't notice I had my hair cut—he hates that"), and claimed that at heart she was just a little homebody. "I am always presented as a political animal," she complained. "I like home life very much, and I cook very...

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