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A handful of persuasive arguments were put to verse by the popular song writer Howard Dietz (1896 - 1983) as to why the up-town theater clique was all wet as to why movies were better than stage productions.

"The picture theater is always dark
So things you throw won't hit the mark."

"The actor in the movie play
Can't hear the things you often say."

"The spoken drama's always longer;
The movie hero's always stronger."

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The Advantages of Silent Movies Over Theater (Photoplay Magazine, 1920)

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