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The American Showmen

Synopsis

We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
The 12th of a 25-part series.
Michael Craig continues the stories of the men who created entertainment in the USA.
This week: Billy Rose (part 1) The super-showman, barely over five feet tall, who amassed a staggering private fortune as a Broadway producer, night-club operator, newspaper columnist. Wall Street tycoon, art collector, and songwriter
' As long as a show is on. I'm a producer: as soon as it's off. I'm nothing but Fanny Brice 's husband again.'
BROOKS ATKINSON: Billy Rose. God knows he was no genius.' MILTON BERLE: Billy Rose was a genius. ' with HAL GALILI and the recorded comments Of SAMMY FAIN, JOHNNY GREEN STANLEY GREEN, JOHNNY MERCER and ARTHUR SCHWARTZ
Research by bill SULLIVAN Written by DICK VOSBURGH
Producer DAVID RAYVERN ALLEN

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Craig
Unknown: Fanny Brice
Unknown: Brooks Atkinson
Unknown: Billy Rose.
Unknown: Milton Berle
Unknown: Billy Rose
Unknown: Hal Galili
Unknown: Sammy Fain
Unknown: Johnny Green
Unknown: Johnny Mercer
Unknown: Arthur Schwartz
Producer: David Rayvern Allen






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