The Business Man In The Amusement World; A Volume Of Progress In The Field Of The Theatre

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byRobert Grau

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1910 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVn BlOGEAPHICAL SKETCHES OF Fbederic THOMPSON, Isaac C. Mishler, A. L. Wilbur, Henry G. Sommers, Walter N. Lawrence, Madison Corey, The StirLings Of Detroit, Edward J. Sullivan, E. S. BrigHam, Richard Carle, John R. Kirk, Frederick Stock, Willard Spenser, Norman Hackett, MarShall P. Wilder, And Richard Bennett. Frederic Thompson is so thoroughly illustrative of the modern type of theatrical business man that his achievements have more than ordinary interest for the reader. Little was known of him or his erstwhile business associate, Elmer F. Dundy, when the two created a sensation six years ago by announcing as a positive fact that they would erect a real hippodrome in the Metropolis. It is true that they had attracted much attention with their colossal undertaking at Luna Park, but it was the Hippodrome that caused these mere boys to be regarded with open wonder. When inaugurated, the entire enterprise was so wholly beyond anything New Yorkers had ever known, that it really took a year to reach a gait. For reasons which are unnecessary to be related here, this firm retired, and the Hippodrome was leased by the Messrs. Shubert and Anderson, but it is hardly fair to assume that the genius of its original promoters is in any sense dimmed because that grand institution is now bearing the fruit, which their unparalleled foresight has made possible. The Shuberts inherited the enterprise in the same sense that Herr Conried inherited the Metropolitan Opera House, after Maurice Grau had solved the operatic problem there. The discernment which Frederic Thompson has shown since he abandoned the Hippodrome and assumed a managerial career as a producer, is the best evidence that his earlier achievement was not accidental. There has been such an intelligent sel...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1910 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVn BlOGEAPHICAL SKETCHES OF Fbederic THOMPSON, Isaac C. Mishler, A. L. Wilbur, Henry G. Sommers, Walter N. Lawrence, Ma...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217113702

ISBN - 13:9780217113700

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