He was the man who owned Broadway (second of two posts) December 16, 2007Posted by Jeff in George M. Cohan, Labor, Legit, Theater.
He gave his regards to Broadway (first of two posts) December 15, 2007Posted by Jeff in 1929 through WWII, Dance, George M. Cohan, Movies, Musicals, Theater.
George M. Cohan (1878-1942), the antagonist of my original screenplay Equity, was too sick with cancer to attend the premiere of Yankee Doodle Dandy, the movie based on his life starring James Cagney. But a few days later, in a scene reminiscent of the worst excesses of that wonderful movie, they got him in a wheelchair and sneaked him into the back of a Times Square movie theater so he could see it with a real audience.
Cohan’s verdict: “Nice movie. I wonder who it’s about?” He died less than six months later.
The man who owned Broadway (second of two posts) October 22, 2006Posted by Jeff in 1929 through WWII, George M. Cohan, Labor, Legit, Movies, Theater.