15 MARCH 1940, Page 21


Sra,—A correspondent finds fault with British Equity for not listening to the appeal of young actresses who are requested by managers to expose themselves on the stage more than they wish. I beg to inform you that no such appeal has been made by or on behalf of any actress to this association. Two months ago I came across a dispute between some show girls and a West End management when the girls complained about the brevity of their costumes, and some of the girls left because they were not satisfied. They made no appeal to us. Were any such appeal made your readers can be sure that it would be given attention.—Yours, &c.,

C. B. PURDOM, General Secretary. British Actors' Equity Association, Imperial Buildings, 56 Kingsway, London, W.C. 2.