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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