Please Don't Eat the Bankbooks

Had he seen last week's Variety, W. H. Auden's "starving actor in the oven lying" might have pulled his head out and shut off the gas. There may be no such thing as a money tree, but the closest thing to it is still show business. Items: > Jean Kerr picked up $13,597 as one (1) week's royalties for her play Mary, Mary. Still on Broadway after a year and a half, Mary, Mary also has two road companies out in the dingles soaking up provincial cash. Author Kerr stands to make maybe a quarter of a million from the...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!