Movers & Shakers
William Shakespeare had had better weeks. In Stratford-on-Avon, a fire in the town hall destroyed the famed Gainsborough painting of the Bard's bust being leaned on by Actor David Garrick. In Chicago, Music Boss James Caesar Petrillo declared that Maurice Evans' Hamlet with incidental music was not a drama but a musical (and thus the incidental musicians got a pay boost).
Mark Twain was doing all right. A Tom Sawyer manuscript that had sold for $1,850 ten years ago was auctioned in Manhattan for $2,400.
Ernest Hemingway was having the time of...