The Theater: Rose Takes Dix

Last week America's dwarfish No. 1 showman, Billy Rose, again earned his rank, solved the long-vexing problem of how to give shows for soldiers — at least during the outdoor season. His solution was a combination of top talent plus a revival of the old rolling medicine-show technique.

To New Jersey's Fort Dix went Billy Rose with two big exhibition trucks bor rowed from General Motors' "road show" Parade of Progress. One truck opened out into an 18-by-20-foot stage with a green sequin curtain. The other truck was loaded with Fort Dix's Reception...

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