The Press: Producer Insulted

When St. John Ervine, famed London playwright and drama-critic, came last September to Manhattan to write reviews for the New York World, the World asked certain show-guns to express their opinion of the appointment. Most replied in paeans to the critic, hoping thereby to make him flatter their productions. Not so Producer Philip Goodman. He wrote to the World in part as follows:

"I have followed St. John Ervine for a long time and know his writing well. He will make a show of himself as a dramatic critic here. Not only will he disgrace himself but he will disgrace the World...

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