Theatre: Show Business: Nov. 7, 1938

> In Philadelphia last week, State Senator George Woodward, one of Pennsylvania's wealthiest citizens and grouchiest politicos, smacked the genteel Philadelphia Forum for sponsoring the Lunt-Fontanne Amphitryon 38. Calling the show a "demoralizing influence," Censor Woodward said he objected not only as a Forum subscriber but also as "a subscriber to the Anti-Venereal Disease Society." Momentarily clutching the ropes, the Forum rallied, quoted Actor Lunt that "Queen Mary came to the play in London, and Queen Mary doesn't go to plays that are immoral."

> After a conference between author...

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