Broadway: Angel Pavement

In Heaven an angel is nobody in particular.—George Bernard Shaw.

On Broadway these heavenly days, angels are everybody in general. Said Cinemactor Melvyn Douglas (producer of Broadway's newest smash hit, Call Me Mister) to Columnist Lucius Beebe: "You can't keep the investors off you with Flit or a bodyguard. They secrete themselves around your hotel apartment. . . . Total strangers . . . stuff wads of currency in the pocket of your jacket. . . ."

The latter-day angels had really gone to work on Call Me Mister. Two days after its first audition it was completely capitalized (for $150,000)—something of...

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