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Theater: New Play on Broadway: Feb. 10, 1961

Midgie Purvis (by Mary Chase) presents Tallulah Bankhead as an oddball society matron who masquerades as a very old lady. Young-hearted Midgie Purvis has long...

The Press: Noble Experiment

Was the story of the 20th Century too vast and confusing for the men who were trying to report it? Earnest, grey-haired Sevellon Brown thought the answer was an...

Cinema: For Whom?

(See Cover) In a human omelet which included Dorothy Lamour and Myrna Loy, an audience of 2,089 packed into Manhattan's Rivoli Theater to witness the most...

Books: Dear Charley

MARK TWAIN, BUSINESS MAN—edited by Samuel Charles Webster—'Little, Brown ($4). Everybody was inventing something when Mark Twain was writing some of the...

Sport: Baseball: Midseason

(See front cover) Baseball superstition says the teams which lead the major leagues July 4 will lead them when the season ends. The superstition proves...

HEROES: With All My Heart . . .

"I have an engagement to keep in this town. It was made a long time ago with a young man I knew well. "This young man was born and raised in Elwood. He...

Letters, Nov. 25, 1946

Man of the Year Sirs: May I be the FIRST to nominate Henry Wallace as "Man of the Year"? C. G. ABBEY Geneva, N.Y. Sirs: YOUR DEFINITION OF THE MAN OF THE YEAR IS...

Books: Children of All Ages*

Children of All Ages* CHILDREN AND OLDER PEOPLE—Ruth Suckow—Knopf ($2.50). Pigeon-holers used to put Ruth Suckow into the compartment marked "Dreary Middle...

Science: Frustrated Petunias

From a plant's point of view, its flowers are only a means to an end. Their purpose is to attract pollen-carrying insects. Once the ovules are fertilized, the...

Books: Table-Rapping Utopia

SEEK-NO-FURTHER — Constance Robertson—Farrar & Rinehart ($2.50). Conspicuous among the adolescent pimples of the U. S. were the Utopian socialisms which broke...

MEXICO: Cantaloupe Valley

Tarascan Indians and mestizos labored through the hot harvest days last week in the fertile western state of Michoacán. Through irrigated fields of the...

Cinema: Imports

Orpheus (Paulvé; Discina), Avant-Gardist Jean Cocteau's latest plunge through the lookingglass, carries him into an enigmatic dream world that blends myth,...

Medicine: Old Folks & Bright Lights

In Detroit this week, architects are busy on plans to convert the bustling, downtown Park Avenue Hotel (240 rooms) into a home for the aged, to be run by the...

People: Reservations

Nelson Rockefeller, whose father always told him to watch his dollars & cents, got a carefree feeling during the Mexico City Conference. Handed a 7,000 peso...

Army & Navy: In the Rough

Somewhere in the Southwest Pacific white-haired Master Gunnery Sergeant Lou Diamond read his citation: ". . . outstanding performance of duty on Tulagi and...

Radio: COMPLIMENTS OF WHEATIES ET AL.

The U. S. major-league baseball parks seat altogether about 700,000 fans. For millions of other followers of baseball, next best thing to a seat in the...

Miscellany, May 21, 1945

Hold the Wire. In Indianapolis, V. E. Day got good & tired of answering his telephone. Count Me In. In Memphis, Robert E. Hurst solicited funds for the "Widow...

Books: U. S. Plutocracy

THE ROBBER BARONS—Matthew Josephson— Harcourt, Brace ($3). The roots of any family tree, of any aristocracy, are planted in the dirt. But the humble or...

Books: Wisconsin Zephyr

PAPA LA FLEUR—Zona Gale—Appleton ($1.50). Belying her name, Zona Gale's literary position is not in stormy latitudes but among calm inland waters. Wiser than...