This chapter explores the work of the Actresses' Franchise League in the 1920s and 1930s and during and after the Second World War, including the formation of the Women’s Adjustment Board and the role of the League in the Equal Pay Campaign of the 1950s. Showing the organisation to be continuously part of feminist strategies of social change before, through and after the war, this chapter explores and reflects upon the growth and diversification of the League’s areas of interest and influence, and the new generations of professional performers who became involved in the organisation. This chapter takes the story of the League up until 1958, considers the legacy of half a century of activism, political campaigning and collaboration, and details how the League has been written out of histories of theatre, and of political theatre in particular.
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