Radio: That Political Thing

After the death last month of his good friend, Actress Mady (/ Remember Mama) Christians, Playwright Elmer Rice fired off an angry letter to the New York Times, charging that she had been hounded to her grave by Red-baiters. Last week, Rice lashed out with another letter on the same theme. But this time he went further than angry words. He resigned from the Playwrights' TV Theater, a group of top dramatists (Robert Sherwood, Maxwell Anderson, Eugene O'Neill, et al.) whose works are being performed on, ABC-TV's Celanese Theater.

Rice accused Celanese and its advertising agency, Ellington & Co., of barring actors...

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