Those Memoirs of a Press Agent are full of Main Stem history as the author knew it in his career of press agentry for over thirty years. There's plenty of space for the childhood and youthful years which took him from Indiana to Chicago, from teaching with publicity as a surreptitious side-line, to full time space-getter for Earl Carroll in New York. And from those lovelies on to the beauties that Ziegfeld collected, to movies, radio, vaudeville, burlesque and even textiles, here are the stories of the ways in which the build up is done. There are too the emergencies and challenges of problems and personalities; the stunts that were used and the results; the collection of colorful Broadwayites; the urge for writing and his friendships and interviews with authors and critics; experiences with stars in the making, with those at their peak and reminiscences with those who have been forgotten -- this is a long montage of the entertainment world in all its hothouse forcing. A star-studded background for a straight-faced autobiography.