People: Dec. 30, 1966

"I like to open my costume so that I can turn quickly," pouted Egypt's best-known Little Egypt, Nahed Sabry. For three years, poor Nahed and the rest of the country's belly dancers had been all wrapped up by the government's distinctly un-Faroukian rules of decency, which flatly decreed costumes that "covered the chest, stomach and back and had no slits or openings on the sides or elsewhere." But now Mustafa Darweesh, the Ministry of Culture's chief censor, thinks he can stomach a more liberal code. "There is a new outlook everywhere in the field of art," he explained soberly. The outlook...

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