THE SPICE OF VARIETY by Abel-Ed. Green

THE SPICE OF VARIETY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Following up on last year's Show B this spotlights articles from the big anniversary issues of the past ten years and is quite an all-star production. Even Ethel Barrymore takes some swipes at critics while Fred Allen writes of foreign travel, Jack Benny of allergies, Eddie Cantor of entertainment greats, Jimmy Durante of opera singing, and Groucho Marx of Hollywood society Burns Mantle, George Jean Nathan, H.I. Phillips, Gypsy Rose Lee, Ashton Stevens, Richard Brooks, Phil Silvers, Gene Buck, Sam Levenson, George Jessel, Harry Hirshfield are some of the others contributing and their interests range from the movies, radio, TV, music, theater, cliches, vaudeville, fluffs, Chicago, baseball to reminiscences and autobiographical bits. The editor raises the curtain with an introduction and there are short paragraphs about each contributor. Straight on the line for all followers of the entertainment world.

Pub Date: Nov. 12th, 1952
Publisher: Holt