Gest Lost $300,000 in Passion Play Production
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Gest Lost $300,000 in Passion Play Production

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The scenery and decorations constructed by Morris Gest for his production of the Passion Play were placed on the sidewalk in front of the New York Hippodrome on a dispossess order issued by Judge Wilson at the request of the Hippodrome management. Mr. Gest, it appears, owes the Hippodrome management $10,000 rent for the period of the Passion Play production, in addition to $40,000 indebtedness for past productions.

It was stated that Mr. Gest lost $300,000 in bringing to New York the Passion Play, which evoked the protests of Jewish leaders and which he withdrew two weeks before the end of its scheduled run, to take on a tour throughout the country.

Twenty-three Jewish girls became nurses at the graduation exercises held Tuesday night at Beth Israel Hospital Training School. New York. Dr. Louis I. Harris, former Commissioner of Health: Dr. Louis J. Ladin, Saul Singer, Joseph H. Cohen, Dr. Richard Lewisohn, Harry Fischel and Dr. L. C. Rubin addressed the graduates.

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