Music: Candy Under the Bed

Some of the steam was taken out of Billy Rose's pipe dreams last week. The Metropolitan Opera announced that it would be able to have a 1948-49 season after all, and without Billy's help. The season would start late—possibly not until the first of December—and be only 16 or 17 weeks long.

But this news didn't stop shrewd Showman Billy Rose from confiding, in the 195 papers that carry his column, what he would do to improve the Met. And some of his ideas were pretty sensible.

600 Tallulahs. If anyone thought Showman Billy intended...

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