People: Complaint Department

Sued: Mrs. Lela Rogers, busy blonde mother of Cinemactress Ginger; for $2,000,000, by Playwright Emmet Lavery and Producer Martin Gosch, who charged libel and slander. Mrs. Rogers' remarks in a radio debate (with Lavery) on Communism in Hollywood, complained the suers, suggested that Lavery's play-to-be, The Gentleman from Athens, was un-American propaganda. One dismaying result, according to Gosch: five of the play's nine prospective backers suddenly backed out.

Sued: the Rev. Dr. Guy Emery Shipler and The Churchman magazine (editor: Dr. Shipler); for $105,000, by a publicity firm which charged breach...

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