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Hey, Mr. Producer! Donald Trump Was Once A Broadway Baby


Maybe it wouldn't prove to be the great American comedy, but in 1970 Richard Seff's PARIS IS OUT! seemed to have the ingredients to make a crowd-pleasing night on Broadway.

The plot involved a couple married for over forty years, Hortense and Daniel, planning out their first European vacation. But Daniel doesn't share Hortense's enthusiasm. He insists no Paris, no Venice, no shopping, sightseeing or speaking in French.

When tensions between them boil over, Hortense cancels the trip, believing she need time to think about her relationship with the man with whom she has shared a life for 40 years.

Yiddish theatre legend Molly Picon starred as Hortense with GUYS AND DOLLS' original Nathan Detroit, Sam Levene, joining her as Daniel.

Broadway producer David Black was set to take on producing responsibilities solo until one afternoon, as reported by the New York Times, 23-year-old Donald J. Trump walked into his office unannounced, inviting him to lunch.

Fresh out of Wharton Business School, Trump arrived with money from his developer-father and an interest in producing shows on Broadway.

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