Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Dec. 5, 1932

Jamboree (by Jack Black & Bessie Beatty; Elizabeth Miele, producer). Author Black is a graduate of five penitentiaries, was pried loose from a 25-year prison term and helped to overcome his addiction to narcotics by mustachioed Editor Fremont Older of the San Francisco Call-Bulletin. This play is a dramatization of Black's book You Can't Win. A program note testifies: "Every character in this play is drawn from the personal experiences of Jack Black during his years as a criminal or as a prisoner. The types are real and these people actually lived." They do not live in Mr. Black's melodrama.

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