Art: Sailors and Floozies

With Paul Cadmus, a babyfaced, 35-year-old Manhattan painter, a favorite subject has always been the U. S. Navy gamboling on shore leave among tousled trollops and floozies. Six years ago, when one of Cadmus' shore-leave frolics was hung in a Public Works of Art Project exhibition in Washington's Corcoran Gallery, the late Admiral Hugh Rodman, U.S.N. got good & mad. Said he: "It represents a most disgraceful, sordid, disreputable drunken brawl wherein apparently a number of enlisted men are consorting with a party of streetwalkers. . . . This is an unwarranted insult....

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