The Theatre: Lee & Jake-and Herman

Lee & Jake—and Herman

Along Broadway actors gleefully slapped their spats with their canes; in Tony's dramatic critics grinned over their Old Fashioneds. Last week Shubert Theatre Corp., largest theatrical organization in the world, went into bankruptcy. For a great many reasons, not all of them legitimate, there are a great many people in New York who do not like the Shuberts.

Sam, Lee and Jacob J. ("Jake") Shubert were born in Syracuse, N. Y. In 1900 they came to New York and bucked the powerful Klaw & Erlanger theatrical trust by renting the...

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