The Theatre: Sophie Spanked

In U. S. show business, most working performers belong to unions. The union which is supposed to take care of vaudevillians, night-club entertainers, circus performers and such is the imposingly-named American Federation of Actors. Like other entertainers' unions, the A. F. A. is more or less tied to the apron strings of a mother, the Associated Actors and Artistes of America ("Four A's"). Watchful grandma is the American Federation of Labor. Last week in Manhattan, Mother Four A's had A. F. A. with its pants down ready for a spanking. Grandma stood by....

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