The Theater: Cookery

In his time moon-faced Comedian Joe Cook has given a million laughs, and last week he got a lot back. While playing vaudeville in Washington, D.C. he saw his life story done in a professionally paced musicomedy, Cook Book, by The Harlequins of Washington's Catholic University. Last year Catholic University's drama department got the smart notion of biographing eminent Catholic show businessmen in musical shows, began with George M. Cohan on hand to salute his imitator.

Cook Book, like Joe Cook's imagination, often detoured around established facts, but it got the idea of Cook's gaga saga across. In Evansville, Ind., in the...

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