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  1. johndavidhutsell

    i was disappointed that it was just a straight re-telling of the tale, with no skeptical, critical commentary.
    like Harvey said, it was typical Crumb illustration--good, but nothing new. none of the highly valuable Crumb insight.

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As Mark Cohen’s new biography reminds us, “Broadway” Billy Rose was America’s master showman for a quarter of a century. When a friend told Saul Bellow how Rose had saved a fellow Jew from an Italian prison in 1939 but refused to speak with him afterward, Bellow knew he had a story.