Show Business: The Gold Rush to Golgotha

Must then a Christ perish in torment in every age to save those that have no imagination? —Shaw

You cannot serve God and mammon.—Jesus

Vulgarity: something vulgar—for instance, seating a chimpanzee at a formal dinner. —Webster

I just like to stir people up.—Tom O'Horgan, director

DEPENDING on how one looked at them, the happenings in and around Manhattan's Mark Hellinger Theater last week would have confuted the claims of Jesus, or confirmed the dark suspicions of Oswald Spengler, who liked to think that the twilight of Western civilization will be...

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