People: May 6, 1966

To some, the long beatlemanes and Carnaby Street clothes for boys do smack of something girlish. Nonsense, protested Social Critic Marya Mannes, 61, in a commentary delivered at a Manhattan conference of the National Council of Women. "Hair is both manly and womanly, and the shock of hair on a boy is far more virile and decorative than the crew cut," she said. As for the fashions, observed Marya, who dresses sedately enough herself: "If it's sometimes hard to tell boys and girls apart in boots and sweaters and pants and hair —well, to...

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