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Genre: Historical Fiction circa 1935
Word Count: 100
MAY THE SCHWARTZ BE WITH YOU
Nine-year-old Melvyn Kaminsky held his breath as he stood by the tenement window watching for Uncle Joe’s checkered cab. He could always tell when it was his uncle’s because he was so short the cab appeared to be driverless.
Uncle Joe’s friend gave him two complimentary tickets for a Broadway play— Anything Goes by the great Cole Porter, starring Ethel Merman.
Melvyn hid on the cab’s floor so Uncle Joe wouldn’t get in trouble for giving out free rides.
From the dizzying last row of the second balcony, the future Mel Brooks decided there was no business like show business.