Just for Army Archerd

Excerpts from the Variety reporters’ hit columns


Jan. 9, 1959 | View PDF
GOOD MORNING: Liz Taylor and Eddie Fisher were very much in L.A. last night, champagne-toasting each other at Chasen’s, when the Mirror-News headlined she was a patient at Menninger’s clinic in Topeka. Miss T’s comment on the false yarn: “THIS I’m not going to take sitting down. Watch out!”

Remembering Izzy

(Or Grove vs. Ara, Havana, 1930)

by Mort Bryer and Frank Segers


The 46th Street office in Manhattan was for years the magnet to a broad assortment of eccentrics, out of work performers, press agents and other dubious urban species. Among the most memorable of these was Izzy Grove, who operated a poster-placement business in New York, and occasionally booked small ads in the Weekly on its behalf.