GREAT BRITAIN: Edvardus Rex

Blasphemously in Baltimore, the home city of Mrs. Simpson, Editor H. L.

Mencken last week declared that "the greatest story since the Resurrection" is the now living drama of Edward VIII. It cannot be staged in Britain as a play, although George Bernard Shaw hastily wrote last week for William Randolph Hearst a strongly pro-Mrs. Simpson and pro-Edward VIII playlet in which he flung at Prime Minister Baldwin the ultimate Irish insult of tagging him "Prime Minister Goldwyn." But the drama the world wanted to see, Edvardus Rex, was acting and writing itself...

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