People, Jun. 23, 1952

Take It or Leave It

Between shows in the capital, Musi-comedienne Carol (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) Channing disclosed that her giddy role had not kept her from observing a phenomenon across the local footlights. Her dictum: "Washington audiences come to the theater as researchers. They watch me like hawks and . . . treat me with the deference they would accord to a symphony, but it's impersonal . . . If Americans are ready to accept big people with close-cropped hair and large eyes like me, Washington wants to know about it. I have a...

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