Radio: The Vanishing Stripteaser

Radio dreads the verbal burp; television, the unbuttoned button. Last week, television preserved the decencies just in time by shutting its eyes. True to the old code, it apologized by explaining that it was a cinder, or something.

The occasion was an Air Force Association reunion at Manhattan's Madison Square Garden. For most of the evening the TV camera dwelt fondly on a long succession of performing celebrities: Jimmy Stewart, Bob Hope, Marlene Dietrich, Lena Home. But as Cinemactors Margaret O'Brien and Walter Pidgeon were announced, the camera gazed tactfully elsewhere, in deference to the stars' M-G-M contracts, which forbid their...

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