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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: 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...

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 Theatre: Mad Mahout

(See pictures, pp. 40 & 41) An elephant paraded in Manhattan's Wall Street last week. All over the city billboards broke out in a rash of promises that New...

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