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George Jean Nathan
(1882-1958) born on
Feb 14
US editor, critic. He was known for writing on contemporary theater; co-founded and edited "American Mercury," 1924-30.
A man admires a woman not for what she says, but what she listens to.

Great art is as irrational as great music. It is mad with its own loveliness.
Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.
Hollywood is ten million dollars worth of intricate and high ingenious machinery functioning elaborately to put skin on baloney.
So long as there is one pretty girl left on the stage, the professional undertakers may hold up their burial of the theater.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Reader's Digest, 3/1/1971
A: Testament of a Critic."
N: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
K: Theatre Arts," Jul 58

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