People, Nov. 29, 1976

Singer Charles Aznavour sawed ample Actress Raquel Welch in half; Kootchy-Kootchy Girl Charo cavorted with trained sea lions. The occasion: a French-American amateur-circus gala in Santa Monica, Calif., held to raise money for a pair of show business charities. During rehearsals, the big top's top attraction promised to be Actress Valerie Perrine riding a 2½-ton elephant named Misty. As Perrine and pachyderm practiced, Misty got rambunctious and almost turned the startled actress into a barefront rider. No matter. "I adore Misty; I wish I could buy an elephant," gushed Valerie. "Just one more...

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