THE BIG DRAG by Mel Heimer


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The hoopla section of Manhattan- Broadway- once again under loving scrutiny, wherein the ingredients that make for its glamor, its sadness, and all its corny appeal, are examined. The press agents, Swing Street, eating places, the sports, theatrical and entertainment worlds, the gals and boys that hang around, the personalities of yesterday and today, the visiting firemen and their effect, the musicians and nightclubs, all the kinds of people and lives that are part of this garish artery. Anecdotes, behind the scenes facts, and plenty of in-the-know material give a certain catch to this, although -- if you bother- you can read all that's necessary in a favorite newspaper columnist's daily stint. Intended for out of towners, in the main. For those who think they resent New York- but who yearn for its ""big drag"".

Pub Date: Aug. 18th, 1947
ISBN: 1154638006
Publisher: Whittlesey House