People, Sep. 9, 1974

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As part of Women's Equality Day, the National Organization for Women last week staged its annual putdown of male chauvinism: Media Awards. Among the winners: a "Keep Her in Her Place" prize went to Singer Paul Anka for his tune Having My Baby and to Seals and Crofts for their Unborn Child. A "Discarded Older Woman" award was given to Ash Wednesday, the Elizabeth Taylor film of a middle-aged wife who undergoes a body-lift in order to keep her husband. Ad writers for National Airlines won a "Hall of Shame" award for their "Fly Me" campaign, and Playboy's Hugh Hefner, along with his competitors at Penthouse, Gallery and Viva, picked up a "Meat Market" prize for their role in "dehumanizing both women and men." The envelope, please.

Never a sailor to waste his shore leave, England's Prince Charles, 25, took his latest R. and R. in the company of blonde Davina Sheffield, debutante daughter of an English army major.

Sheffield, a former partner in a London boutique, took a well-chaperoned trip to Scotland last week to visit her prince before his assignment to helicopter training at the H.M.S. Yeovilton naval base.

All of which kept royalty watchers wondering: What ever happened to Lady Jane? As Charles and Davina passed 4,000 well-wishers while driving to church near Balmoral Castle, Lady Jane Wellesley, an earlier entry in the prince's little black book, was 190 miles away in Ayrshire, Scotland, vacationing with her mother.

"The difference in cost between the one-year shooting in the countryside of northern Italy and a year of shooting on a set in Hollywood," sums up Italian Director Bernardo Bertolucci, "is the same as the difference between a Fiat 500 and a Cadillac." Bertolucci should know, having chauffeured himself from the low-budget The Spider's Stratagem through Last Tango in Paris to his current luxury-class movie, 1900, now being shot near Parma. The film, chronicling eight decades of Italian history, stars Burt Lancaster as a patriarchal land baron and Sterling Hayden as a peasant farmer. Expected to cost $6.5 million, it will be the most expensive movie in Italian history. Neither budget nor historical panorama gives Bertolucci pause.

With more than a fourth of the footage shot, he says grandly, "1900 is my first romantic novel."

Muhammad Ali's bid to regain the heavyweight championship got a shot in the arm last week. Several, in fact.

Abandoning his Deer Lake, Pa., training camp, the ex-champ drove to nearby Reading Hospital for some inoculations before his trip to Zaire this month to fight George Foreman. "I hate 'em; let's get 'em over with," protested Ali in mock terror as he awaited his bout with the needle. The challenger endured his prophylaxis against smallpox, yellow fever and polio, then grumbled, "My fights don't take this long." on Digg


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TIFFANY KELLEY, an employee of the café in Big Rapids, Mich., where a young woman squashed an apple pie into Senator Carl Levin's face after he was criticized for his stance on foreign policy during a Q&A session
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