Letters, Dec. 21, 1936

Toohey's Hit

Sirs:

Whoa, there! Wait a minute! What's this about the Noel Coward doings being the "first smash hit of a middling season" [TIME, Dec. 7]? What about Stage Door! What about Tovarich! I'll grant that the season has been even less than middling and the crop of flops has been a bumper one, but since first they opened both of these plays have been complete sellouts. Stage Door has never fallen below $19,500 a week at the Music Box and if that isn't a smash hit my name is Ivan Ivanovitch and...

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