The Theatre: Portrait of a Press Agent

No producer, tiny or tremendous, bucks Broadway without a press agent. He can't, because his union contract calls for one; but he wouldn't anyway. A show without a press agent would be like a store without a show window.

Broadway's press agents (officially known as press representatives) number some 50 (a few of them women). About 15 really count. They are a special breed, with one foot in the theatre and the other in a newspaper office. They earn a minimum salary of $150 a week. (But it's a job in which a couple...

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