The Capital: Advice & Dissent

The lobby of Washington's Trans-Lux Theater was lined with two rows of Senate pages handing out bright orange programs. The house was full: on hand were 76 Senators (enough to override a presidential veto), Supreme Court Justices Hugo Black and William Brennan, Postmaster General J. Edward Day, USIA Chief Edward R. Murrow, Marine Commandant David M. Shoup, and some 400 lesser lights—all gathered for a private movie showing of Advise and Consent, based on Allen Drury's novel about the U.S. Senate.

"Never mind how many Senators," said Producer-Director Otto Preminger, waiting happily...

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