The Theater: Bilbo and Billboard

Broadway's two aggressively serious plays about relations between Negroes and whites in the South had a gag apiece to perk up the holiday season.

Strange Fruit ran display ads quoting Senator Bilbo: "It should disgust you in stead of entertain you. Personally I would be ashamed to attend such a performance."

The theatrical weekly Billboard reported that dentists gathered at their annual convention in Manhattan chose, for a collective theatrical fling, Deep Are the Roots.


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