Books: Adulator

THE LIFE & ADVENTURES OF CARL LAEMMLE — John Drinkwater — Putnam ($3.50).*

"When it was announced that I was writing the life of Carl Laemmle," says John Drinkwater, "a number of anxious critics asked, Why? . . . Wasn't that a very odd thing for the biographer of Lincoln, Lee, Byron, and the rest, to do?'' If you postpone asking this question yourself until after reading this Horatio-Algeresque biography, you may still feel like asking it—unless you think the answer is obvious. From Mr. Laemmle's point...

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