The Theater: The Late Unlamented

It was, by & large, one of the dullest theater seasons in the memory of man. Broadway simply took the cash and let the credit go. Neither the Pulitzer Committee nor the New York Drama Critics' Circle could find any U.S. play of the season worthy of a prize; but business was brisk enough to create acute theater shortages for weeks on end.* For a time theatrical junk collecting was so much the rage that, according to Columnist Walter Winchell, a wag hoped his new show would be able "to overcome the good notices."

Few serious plays had good notices to...

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