Miscellany: Mar. 19, 1928

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"Names make news." Last week the following names made the following news:

Asa Yoelson ("Al Jolson"), blackface comedian, said to Producer J. J. Shubert over long-distance telephone: "I'd do anything in the world just to help you out—for a certain sum." So it was agreed that Mr. Yoelson would appear in A Night in Spain, musical comedy now running in Chicago, at a salary of $10,000 a week for four weeks.

Except for Harry Lauder, who owns his own show and makes some $10,000 a week, Mr. Yoelson's salary is the largest known in theatrical...

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