The Fighting Man

Paperback | January 5, 2012

byWilliam A. Brady

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1916. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... VI Now that I was out of pugilism, I devoted all my time and energy to the business of the theater. I was producing plays on an increasing scale and realized that I must have a New York house of my own through which to exploit them. Not long after I had made up my mind to do this, I met J. M. Hill, who was anxious to get rid of his theater--the Manhattan. "Will you take the lease of my theater?" said he. "Yes, at my price," said I. He wanted something like thirty thousand dollars a year. I offered twenty thousand dollars and got it. At that time I was doing Business with Florenz Zeigfield, managing the Erst tour of Anna Held through the country. Zeigfield was present al the negotiations witH Hill and declared himself in fon a one-half interest in the theater. Having at last got a theater of my own, I determined to try out Way Down East--a play in which I had supreme confidence. This play was written by Lottie Blair Parker at a time when her husband, Harry Doel Parker, was working in my office as booking agent. Mrs. Parker had submitted to me two or three bad plays before, and I had turned them down. Parker, who considered his wife an infallible dramatic genius, conceived the idea that somehow I had become prejudiced against her work, and they decided to submit her next effort anonymously. So one summer day Mrs. Fernandez, the agent--now dead--handed me ihree manuscripts. "Who wrote them?" said I. "Never mind," said she. Dne of them was called Annie Laurie. I started to read it. At the end of the first act I knew it was a great thing at the end of the fourth, I knew it would make a fortune. Next day I sent for Parker and said, "Find out who sent these plays here I" He looked them over and replied, "My wife did." "It will need a lot of fixing," said I. "Now, I'll giv...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1916. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... VI Now that I was out of pugilism, I devoted all my time and energy to the business of the theater. I was producing plays on an increasin...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:January 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217757413

ISBN - 13:9780217757416

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