Budapest: The Prettiest Girls in Eastern Europe
By GLORIA EMERSON
Special to The New York Times
Published June 28, 1967
Budapest-This city has more whipped cream and chocolate cake, more elegant cafes and good restaurants, more jokes, more poodles and many more pretty girls than all the other capitals of Eastern Europe.
Compared with Moscow, Warsaw or Prague, Budapest often has a frivolous, relaxed air. In good weather, half the population sits outdoors, and the young do not hide it when they are in love. Budapest takes on a Mediterranean air.
The girls on Lenin Boulevard, the waitresses in the Cafe Hungaria where writers and artists meet, and the window shoppers on Vaci Street are surprisingly well dressed and prettily made-up.
On Sunday at the open-air swimming pool behind the Hotel Gellert, good looking blondes in bikinnis stretch out in the sun. In the Foreign Ministry, a young woman with a good job uses lots of bright blue eyeliner and smells of Dior cologne…