Books: Custard Pie King

FATHER GOOSE—Gene Fowler—Covici-Friede ($3).

Michael Sinnott was a good boilermaker but he wanted to sing in opera. So he left East Berlin, Conn., changed his name to Mack Sennett, went to Manhattan to seek his fortune. That was in 1906. How he struggled and prospered, and how a little mouse got him in the end is the theme of Gene Fowler's Father Goose. For once biographer and subject are an almost perfect match. Readers who never saw a Keystone comedy will have a hard time restraining their whoops as Gene Fowler unreels this fantastic...

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