The pink hussar / by Ben Hecht,  | Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"There is the germ of an idea for a musical or even a play in this whimsical, charming story, done with gentle satire, of a group of Hungarians, artists all of them, who hitch their wagons to the fading star of one of their company and get rich and famous. The main idea is not exactly new but has some novel twists to it .... A famed Hungarian playwright arrives in American and, in order to secure the success of his new play, his friends dope him up and take him to the hospital with the idea of telling the world that he as become stricken and is dying. Of course, the critics are fooled and they give the playwright and his play all the favorable publicity and reviews. As a result, the playwright and all his friends get the opportunities they had long awaited."--Leaf .
At head of leaves -: "NOVELETTE (40 pp.)", "Ms. sub. by: Jacques Chambrun", "Nat Weinreb", and "August 9, 1943".
Published in: Collier's, v. 112, no. 13 (Sept. 25, 1943), p. 12-13, 30, 32, 35, 36-38, 40.
Binding: Loose leaves housed in chemise and slipcase.
Provenance: Purchased from Village Bookstore, Aug. 29, 1977.
Former shelfmark: E78-247 (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library).