People: Jan. 26, 1970

France's 175-year-old Académic des Beaux-Arts has coldly considered recent proposals to recognize upstart arts like the cinema. Now, however, the forty-member academy's new president observes: "There were no moviemakers around at the time of Louis XIV, so I sincerely believe we would in no way offend the founders by recognizing this new art form." The president is Sculptor Paul Belmondo, 72, father of Actor Jean-Paul.

A contender in a future Kentucky Derby may be Je Namath. Not the New York Jets' gimpy quarterback, but a brown three-year-old colt owned by Mrs. Liz Tippett (the former Mrs. Jock Whitney). "He's big and beautiful...

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