Art: Stage Artist

Whistler signed his paintings with a butterfly, usually about two inches across. Swiss-born Nat Karson uses an alp. At 29, Painter Karson is black-haired, intense, an art director of Manhattan's famed Radio City Music Hall. Last week a Karson mural was unveiled in the lobby of Manhattan's Rialto, the Music Hall of its day (1916), but for the last four years a Manhattan movie house specializing in horror pictures. (Harvardman Arthur L. Mayer, the Rialto's owner, calls himself "The Merchant of Menace.")

Nat Karson splashed the Rialto's lobby with Frankenstein, Zombis, King Kong, a skeleton dangling from a scaffold, a ghoul...

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