High Farce in *56 (Curtain-Raisers)

January 1956
New Republic;1/9/56, Vol. 134 Issue 2, p17
This article presents information related to entertainment. Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians has denied a union card to Emil Gilels, the Soviet pianist now touring the U.S. In a public statement, the union announced that Gilels had failed satisfactorily to answer some questions, one relating to Communist Party membership, the other to required six months residence in Manhattan. In Camden, New Jersey, where Walt Whitman spent the last nineteen years of his life, the diocesan director of the Holy Name Society, Edward B. Ludtt, has come to the defense of public morality by protesting the naming of a new Delaware River bridge after the poet of the poem "Leaves of Grass."


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