A Letter From The Publisher: Jun. 2, 1961

WITH the close of the '60-'61 season, Drama Critic Louis Kronenberger rings down the curtain on a personal performance that has outlasted the combined runs of Tobacco Road, Oklahoma! and South Pacific. Twenty-three years ago on Jan. 29, 1938, Kronenberger slipped into his first aisle seat for TIME, and promptly panned Erskine Caldwell's Journeyman, a kind of illegitimate son of Tobacco Road. No other TIME writer has manned a single section over a comparable span or filled his post with equal wit, grace and distinction. He has been the delight of readers, the scourge of meretricious producers, and the...

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