The Press: Frenchmen at Work

Early one morning last week, a blonde, 25-year-old Parisienne, whose married name is Mme. Jacques Charrier and who works for the movies, was delivered of a healthy, blue-eyed, 7-lb. baby boy. Long before Nicholas Jacques Charrier entered Paris, the French press, excited beyond endurance—and reason—turned his mother's accouchement into the biggest story since the ascendancy of Charles de Gaulle.

Not since last summer, when a reporter spotted a suspicious equatorial rotundity in French Film Star Brigitte Bardot, have the French papers given her approaching term much less than millennium treatment. For a while, confronted with testy denials of her pregnancy, the...

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