People: Oct. 6, 1961

With absolutely no visible prompting from her newly hired pressagent, Metropolitan Opera Mezzo-Soprano Rosalind Elias, 27, supposedly betook herself to Manhattan's Bowery where, for $5, she got herself tattooed with her name and social security number (023-22-9834). Alleged reason: "In this day of possible large-scale disaster, all of us should wear identification." Alleged site of identification: the lower abdomen. Explained the sultry singer, as her pressagent showed unconcealed delight: "I couldn't think of a more inconspicuous place."

Textile Tycoon Bernard Goldfine, 70, whose gift-giving ways forced the resignation of former New Hampshire...

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