The Press: How Odd of Todd

When Michael Todd's raw and raucous Peep Show opened on Broadway a fortnight ago (TIME, July 10), Critic John Chapman of the New York Daily News wrote a balanced review, praising the show's pretty girls but deploring Todd's vulgarity. His verdict: an embarrassingly dirty show. To Critic Chapman's annoyance, thick-skinned Producer Todd called up to thank him for a good box-office notice.

Last week, in a second column, Chapman tried again to set Todd straight. "In my first-night notice," he wrote, "I had called Peep Show an old-fashioned stag smoker and I said I was embarrassed because I had a lady with...

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