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When Sylvia introduced me to Odets, we liked each other, and
I immediately signed him up. Sam Behrman came next--along with
Sidney Kingsley, who was just beginning. We did Kingsley's
play “Dead End.”
How long would these run? Would you make them into a
small, little book?
No, a regular book, and we did them very handsomely.
Maybe you could describe this.
Samuel French was already in existence--doing plays in
paperback, just for actors, you know--but we began to make
these plays look like library items.
Did you have any illustrations, for instance?
Yes, we put in scenes from the plays.
This was something new, though.
In those days the plays were $2 a copy. Now they're
just double that price.
Did you make anything by publishing these plays?
They just about made their way.
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