27 April 2009

Anything Goes

On this day in 1938, Max Gordon sailed for England aboard the RMS Queen Mary. A producer of the original The Jazz Singer in the mid-1920s, he went on to become one of Broadway's most successful producers during the Depression era. His name may be recognizable to some from the lyrics of Cole Porter's, Anything Goes:

When Rockefeller still can hoard enough
money to let Max Gordon
produce his shows--
anything goes!

While in England, Gordon intended to make arrangements for a London production of Clare Boothe Luce's 1936 play, The Women.

New York Times

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