OH MY! LONGEST-RUNNING MUSICAL REVUE CLOSED
On August 6th, 1989: Oh! Calcutta! closed on Broadway after 14 years and 5,959 performances. The musical revue consisted of a series of avant-garde sketches about sex-related issues. The longevity of the show places it at number seven on the list of longest-running Broadway shows and at number one on the list of longest-running musical revues.
THE MISSINGEST MAN WENT MISSING
On August 6th, 1930: Joseph Force Crater went missing after leaving dinner on 45th street. Crater, an Associate Justice of the New York Supreme Court, had been vacationing in Maine with his wife when he came to the city, apparently to get some work done and have dinner with his mistress. His dinner companions were the last to see him. A nationwide search and investigation followed his disappearance though it has never been solved. Crater has been dubbed “The Missingest Man in New York.”
BORN ON THIS DAY: PAUL BARTEL
On August 6th, 1938: Actor and director Paul Bartel was born in Brooklyn. Bartel was drawn to entertainment not only by natural interest but also because he was openly gay and found the industry to be more accepting. As a result, Bartel appeared in over 90 movies and television programs before his premature death at 61.
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