Music: Alleymen's Show

Because Irvington House, a home on the Hudson for cardiac children, burned down two years ago and a new one is needed, Manhattan last week was treated to one of the best shows it has had in years. The evening started out like most expensive, long-winded benefits. Big, shambling Heywood Broun introduced famed playwrights and authors who stepped out on the platform, allowed the audience to look at them. Grover Whalen, the city's greatest handshaker, pompously read a paper describing the Cause and used all his superlatives to boost the talent which followed:...

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