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Excerpt from The Business Man in the Amusement World: A Volume of Progress in the Field of the Theatre
In the 7o's capital for amusement enterprises was not easily obtained; even the managers of reputable theatres and companies were unable to establish a credit basis in their business dealings, while eighty per cent of the men who tempted fate with the show business, were possessed of little more ammunition for the conduct of their operations, than an abundance of nerve and the proverbial shoestring!
System, as we understand the term today, was wholly lacking; managers and players alike would be seen on the public pavements, transacting their busi ness; companies were organized in a day, and salaries were paid in dribs and drabs, while tales of stranded Thespians were so common as to occasion no com ment.
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bound: 388 pages
publisher: Forgotten Books (May 2, 2017)
isbn: 1331888700, 978-1331888703,
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