The Theater: No Japs, No Germans

Britain's Variety Artists' Federation last week voted that, for ten years after the war, none of its members shall appear in any show on the British stage containing Germans, Japs or other former enemies. Dissenters were few but fiery. They charged 1) "emotionalism," 2) fear of postwar competition (many of the best jugglers and acrobats are German, Japanese and Italian).


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