Great Britain: Case of the Sensitive Osteopath

She was just another girl from Middlesex who called herself a model—a euphemism as vague as "starlet" and with just as many implications. But leggy, redheaded Christine Keeler, 21, managed to move in Mayfair's smartest circles and numbered among her wide range of gentlemen acquaintances top names in London's political, social, diplomatic and show business worlds. Last week the social life of Christine Keeler, onetime waitress and fulltime playgirl, was all over the front pages of the British press.

Christine's sponsor was a social gadabout named Stephen Ward. 43, an artist and osteopath who lives in a Thames-side summer house...

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