By By Herbert Biberman; Publisher's Preface by James Monaco
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Roy M. Brewer, the international representative of the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees union in Hollywood. It represented almost all the back-lot workers in the industry. Simon Lazarus, who had been a theater exhibitor in Los Angeles for thirty years, was one of the first to recognize this union, and he had supported its efforts to organize the theater projectionists. He had asked for the assignment of meeting with Mr. Brewer. An official of a local of the union accompanied Mr.
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On the stage was a battleship with rising guns, around which sampans moved, in eleven inches of water in which men drowned. The technical problems were so many that we rehearsed scenes in the order in which the technicians could solve them, rather than as the action demanded. A young Chinese student played “Number One Boy” on the British battleship. Early in the play he was to be shoved AMERICA 1951 II 53 off the gangplank into the water and be saved by a sampan. Later in the play, in deep, personal depression, he was to hang himself before the cabin door of the captain of the ship.