The Coast coin has been absent for more than two years, but Broadway managers now would welcome a slice ot It.
An agreement between picture interests and the Dramatists Guild has been In the making for eight months.
The tavern, top spot for many years, folded during the win- ter and was taker* over by Board of Trade which does not know what to do with it. There are three or four atmospheric sagebrush tunes, all sounding good, but none outstanding. Gabby Hayes, have just returned from s^ice with the Confederate Army to take 60% possession of a ranch in Texas (willed to Hayes), only to find that the other half is owned by an ex-Union officer with whom the pair had had a wartime experience.
For a couple ot years pickings have been tough; lots of customers but no dough.