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The American Showmen


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Presented by Michael Craig This week, four great masters of revue who produced The Scandals. The Vanities. The Music Box and The Blackbirds. GEORGE WHITE paid his songwriters poorly and presented the music so finely; EARL, Carroll, so dedicated to the job of finding beautiful girls that he measured their vital statistics himself; JOHN MURRAY ANDERSON , who put an elephant into a Rodgers and Hart show; and LEW LESLIE. who could handle only negro artists. With the recorded comments of RICHARD ADLER. PEG LEG BATES MILTON BERLE. SAMMY FAIN JOHNNY GREEN , ADELAIDE HALL BURTON LANE. JOHNNY MERCER ARTHUR SCHWARTZ and MAX WALL Research BILL SULLIVAN Written by BENNY GREEN Producer DAVID RAYVERN ALLEN


Presented By: Michael Craig
Unknown: George White
Unknown: John Murray Anderson
Unknown: Lew Leslie.
Unknown: Richard Adler.
Unknown: Peg Leg
Unknown: Bates Milton Berle.
Unknown: Sammy Fain
Unknown: Johnny Green
Unknown: Adelaide Hall
Unknown: Burton Lane.
Unknown: Johnny Mercer
Unknown: Arthur Schwartz
Unknown: Max Wall
Unknown: Bill Sullivan
Written By: Benny Green
Producer: David Rayvern Allen

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