Abel Green

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Abel Green (June 3, 1900 - May 10, 1973) was an American journalist best known as the editor of Variety for forty years. Sime Silverman first hired Green as a reporter in 1918, and Green's byline first appeared on May 30, 1919.

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Green was responsible for the creation of much of Variety's characteristic jargon, including the 1935 headline "Sticks nix hick pix";[1] in his obituary, TIME said that if Variety was the Bible of show business, then Green "was its King James".[2] In 1951, Green collaborated with Joe Laurie, Jr. on Show Biz: From Vaude to Video, a history of show business.

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  1. ^ Besas, Peter. "Abel Green". Sime's Site. Archived from the original on 5 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-02. 
  2. ^ "King James to the End". TIME. 1973-05-21. Retrieved 2008-08-02.