JUST THE OTHER DAY by Ward Morehouse


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The autobiography of the World-Telegram Sun's dramatic critic starts off with boyhood and early jobs in the South where many relatives made a close, warm family life. From the pinewoods, the sawmills, the little towns and the bigger cities, newspaper work in Savannah, Atlanta (where Stallings, Margaret Mitchell and Harold Ross were making their start), World War I and in 1919 to New York City -- Morehouse found his place as drama critic for the Tribune and then the Sun, and was able to indulge his love of theater -- and playwriting. There are stories of the stage's great, of showmen and producers, of the death of the Sun, of travel, and of all the excitement of his romance with Rebecca which ended in a bang up wedding. He discusses the theater of recent years, the problem of drinking and writes a glowing account of Gertrude Lawrence. A pleasant ramble through a full enthusiastic life this should have an audience in Georgia as well as in metropolitan New York.

Pub Date: April 15th, 1953
Publisher: McGraw-Hill