People, Feb. 25, 1974

Playing the sophisticated lady in Noel Coward's 1932 commune comedy Design for Living, Vanessa Redgrave, 37, lights up London's West End every evening with brittle charm. Come morning, however, she is out on the hustings.

As the Workers Revolutionary Party (a minuscule Trotskyite group) candidate for Newham Northeast, a London working-class constituency, Comrade Vanessa faces a stiff four-way fight in the upcoming British general election against the incumbent Labor candidate and Tory and Marxist contenders. Although her victory chances are small, Vanessa is emphasizing what she calls "the real issue" of the...

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