From the Archives of Best Plays

This undated photo, presumably from the mid-1940s, shows Best Plays founder Burns Mantle (right) musing over his copy as his successor at both the Daily News and with Best Plays, John Chapman, reviews work in the typewriter. (Photo by Ossie Leviness; gift of the Margaret Burns Mantle Gerard Estate)

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Best Plays Home Page

 Jenkins Named Editor of Best Plays Series

 The Best Plays of 20002001

Founding Editor Burns Mantle

 Former Editor John Chapman