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Music: Cannibals

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London had just got its first look at the New York City Ballet’s celebrated production The Cage (TIME, June 25, 1951), in which the characters are costumed as giant insects—and the females first attract, then destroy the males. A few Londoners might find it puzzling, but not the editors of Picture Post. It was a wellknown U.S. phenomenon: “The women oi America … eat their men until nothing is left but the inevitable gastric ulcer and a series of figures in blood red on a debilitated bank-statement form.”

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