Show Business: Watch for the White Square

"I am happy to have achieved my aim in life—to be a prostitute," said the girl on the TV screen. "I shall retire someday, very rich, and become a saleslady." Said another girl: "We have four or five clients a night, sometimes more. But Bastille Day—ah, that is something!"

The two Paris prostitutes were appearing, for $40, on Faire Face (Let's Face It), a documentary on the government-owned Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française (RTF), long known for the sexy shock value of its programing. Along with the interviews, the program—using cameras concealed in cruising trucks—showed dozens of girls plying their trade. Audience response was everything...

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