Hi, Richard, Your research on “Dolly” is extraordinary. You know much more about the show than I do and I was the press agent from the very inception and also handled “The Matchmaker” for Merrick. Lee Solters and I represented Channing for many years as well as Barbra Streisand. You are truly awesome. And a remarkable theatre historian as well. The stories behind “Hello, Dolly!” have never been told in detail and you’ve nailed it. The show added lustre to the golden age of the Broadway musical and I was happy to be a part of it. It also gave a lot of people a lot of work.
Call on Dolly!