People: People, Feb. 17, 1947


It was just like old times. In Rome, one of Casanova's old pawing-grounds, police seized a new edition of his memoirs on the grounds of "obscenity and immorality." In Boston, the local censor drew up a three-page list of "obscene and profane" words that Eugene O'Neill would have to cut out of The Iceman Cometh before Bostonians could see it.

In Manhattan, bubbly Noel Coward, 47, arrived from England on his first visit in four years. Between his arrival and departure (for a spot of footloose fun in the West Indies), he stayed behind a secretary who stood off the press. Just...

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