Actors traditionally have trouble with prejudiced landlords, but the members of Blevins Davis' Porgy and Bess company are more sensitive than most to such snubs: all but three of the 65 in the cast are Negroes. From the American cast's point of view, one of the best things about Porgy's current triumphant tour of Europe has been the relative absence of discrimination. Then last month the Porgy company arrived in London, and became a prompt smash hit (TIME, Oct. 20).

Sure of a long stay, the actors began looking for permanent places to live. Irving Barnes, chief understudy, went to...

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