Spring 1939 • Vol. I No. 2 Book Reviews |

Stage and Film

The American Theater. By John Anderson. And "The Motion Picture in America," by René Fülop-Miller. The Dial Press. $5.00 As I know no way of saying two things at precisely the same time, I can make no coherent single statement about this book. Combined with a good book, we have here a bad one; combined with a new one, an old one. A critic once remarked of a play that the same words, in another order, might make a good play; in the case of The American Theater, the good parts, taken together, would make a good book. I do not understand why the other parts were added. The facts are that this book contains: an historical and critical essay on the American theater by John Anderson;a group of well chosen, well printed pictures of stage settings and of projected theaters or plays;an essay on the American movies by René Fülop-Miller;a group of excellent pictures of moving picture settings;a few photographs of theatrical and moving picture stars in recent productions. Seve

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