The Theatre: California Gold Mine

In Los Angeles this week a variety show with nine-plus lives and 21 acts was racing merrily toward its its 1,500th performance.

As Blackouts of 1943 it was packing them into El Capitan Theater even more solidly than it did as Blackouts of 1942. Almost as many people (1,541,000) have paid admission to the show as live in Los Angeles ; many of them have seen it four or five times (one man has attended 125 Saturday matinees and invariably writes a note of apology when he cannot be present). On an initial investment...

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