The Theatre: Showman Loew

For the first time in history the Legion of Honor has been awarded to a U. S. member of the theatrical profession. Last week, in a grave oak room whose windows stared out at the Manhattan sky above the traffic of Broadway, Maxine Mongendre, Consul General of France, pinned a bit of ribbon on the breast of Marcus Loew, showman. Mr. Loew, of "Loew, Inc.," became a showman twenty years ago in much the same fashion that he has now become a legionaire—by accident. Even during the solemn ceremony that involved the...

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