The Theatre: Bread & Circuses

Roman Emperors kept their people happy with bread and circuses. A lot of bread is being given away nowadays and John D. Rockefeller Jr. gives a generous share. But in a republic the citizens pick their own circuses, pay to get in. Last week came evidence that Mr. Rockefeller had missed a big guess at what would amuse people nowadays. Radio-Keith-Orpheum Corp. announced abruptly last week the end of monster Radio City Music Hall, in Manhattan's Rockefeller Center, as a variety house.

People in show business were surprised, but only because the end...

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