The Press: Clean Majority

Amid scenes of the utmost violence and disorder, San Francisco policemen prevented performance of a play last week. The play was The Captive, by Edward Bourdet. Its performance was forbidden not because the play was bad but because it dealt with homosexuality.

The policemen, acting upon a court order which temporarily restrained the producers from exhibiting the piece, appeared at the theatre while the play was in progress. Their captain, one Layne, leaped upon the stage with a cry that the curtain be rung down. He was rewarded by impolite and illbred hoots from...

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