The Theater: Bumped Off

When Wine, Women and, Song opened on Broadway last September at a $1.65 top, critics belted it as the shoddiest kind of fourbit burlesque. Commissioner of Licenses Paul Moss slapped it with a court summons charging indecency. Business immediately boomed.

When Wine, Women and Song went on trial for its life last week, the defendants —producer, managers, etc.—wanted the jury, consisting of seven men who confessed they had been to burlesque and five women who were not asked, to see the show. The judge said No. The defendants also suggested a performance in court....

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