GREEN, ABEL


GREEN, ABEL
GREEN, ABEL (1900–1973), U.S. theatrical journalist, editor of Variety, the chief theatrical paper in the U.S. While at New York University, Green wrote theatrical interviews for the New York Sunday World. Variety was founded by Sime Silverman in 1905 and Green succeeded him as editor in 1933. A chronicler of theatrical news, Green added to English theatrical slang with coinages which he called "un-King's English." A shrewd critic, Green once capsuled a film review with the succinct phrase, "It went in one eye and out the other." He was the author of Mr. Broadway, a film script of Variety's founder-editor; coauthor with Joe Laurie, Jr. of Show Biz from Vaude to Video (1952); and editor of Variety Music Cavalcade (1952) and The Spice of Variety (1953). (Jo Ranson)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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