Letters: Aug. 26, 1929

"The Specialist"


An omission I believe unworthy of TIME has been noticed. I refer to The Specialist by Charles ("Chic") Sale.

This book seems to be very popular. Did you miss it or did you purposely ignore it?


Germantown, Pa.

Charles ("Chic") Sale is a vaudeville entertainer. The Specialist is one of his monologs, usually reserved by him for stag gatherings. Printed privately several months ago, circulated quietly (chiefly at newsstands), it has achieved wide popularity among people not squeamish at the mention of a "privy" or "backhouse." The speaker...

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