Show Business: It-Up to Date

Actresses have always counted their physical charms as attributes, but how much of them they revealed has varied vastly with the times. In the forgotten '20s, bosoms were sometimes bared in flickering film orgies; in the '30s, Norma Shearer in the sheerest of slips was enough to make temperatures simmer. World War II G.I.s strained at the sight of Lana Turner in a sweater. Then came Marilyn Monroe's enamel-textured calendar shot and Brigitte Bardict's nudity-with-towel, and most barriers were down.

in the past 3½ years, no fewer than 20 actresses with established reputations have...

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