Show Business: THE BE(A)ST OF BROADWAY

THE PRESENTATIONS AND EXAMINATION OF THE BE(A)ST OF BROADWAY AS PUBLISHED BY THE WRITERS AND EDITORS OF TIME

David Merrick recently took his annual physical examination at Boston's Lahey Clinic, and his friends may be relieved to learn that he does not have a long red pointy tail. In other respects, however, David is a devil of a fellow.

Not since Belasco and Ziegfeld has the theater produced such a successful and spectacular producer-star. To the millions who follow his exclamatory career on the front pages and the late shows, he gleefully presents himself as the meanest man in town-as "the Abominable Showman," a bold,...

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