The Press: The Power of the Critics

After only 28 performances on Broadway, Only in America, a comedy based on the life of Harry Golden, bestselling author (Only in America, For 2¢ Plain) and editor (the bimonthly Carolina Israelite), closed and faded into oblivion. Taking sad note of the closing in the current Israelite, Golden speaks on the power of the Broadway critics, whose predominantly unfavorable reviews helped kill the show:

"It might seem that bad reviews would result in an intense bitterness. But the opposite is true. [The] critics represent our last bastion of integrity. They can neither be bullied nor seduced into writing good reviews. The one...

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