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Collectors: Rose Garden

The scene on the sidewalk was a pure Billy Rose spectacle. While cops hovered before the curved Georgian facade of his Manhattan town house, showmanship's...

Showmen: The Competitor

He was a David among Goliaths-yet he could be the most philistine of men. He called himself "a grain of sand in the public's eye," and he could be just as...

Wills: The Subject Is Rose's

Showman Billy Rose throve on paradox. He was a tiny man who loved tall girls, an East Side slum product turned art patron and esthete, a Broadway hipster who...

The Press: Galloping Gallic

When the Reader's Digest (circ. 16,000,000) decided to run Columnist Billy Rose's autobiography, Wine, Women and Words, in some of its foreign editions, it ran...

Art: Mr. Rose Collects

Smart, ambitious little Billy Rose has spent most of his 40 years writing songs, producing shows, collecting money and curvesome Swimmer Eleanor Holm, whom...

World: Eleanor's Show

(See Cover) Arithmetic is as much a concern to the 60 professional showmen who have cast their pitch in the New York World's Fair amusement area as it is to...

The Press: Back Scratches

Pint-sized Showman Billy Rose is so tickled to see his stuff in print that he pays $1,500 a week to run it as an ad in Manhattan's dailies (TIME, June 24). Only...

The Press: No More Elastic

After over 4½ years of writing his breezy, brassy columns, Billy Rose this week called it quits. In his farewell, Rose wrote: "I may feel differently about it...

The Press: Billy Rose Gives a Party

In his syndicated "Pitching Horseshoes" last week, Columnist Billy Rose told a touching tale about an actress of bygone days whom he called Harriet Reeves...

Art: More for Israel

Tireless is the word for Showman Billy Rose. Fortnight ago, acting as head of the fine arts committee for Israel's new Jerusalem Museum of Art, he announced that...

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