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PT Barnum is America’s premiere showman. As in, he was the first man to define the quintessentially American sense of show business success to a degree that he became synonymous with his shows. Phineas Taylor ‘PT’ Barnum’s name and image are far more well known than the man himself, and fiction has long since held sway over truth. (For instance, the famous ‘there’s a sucker born every minute’ line didn’t come from Barnum, but from a competitor, David Hannum.) Now Columbia Pictures may shed some light on the man behind the curtain. (Or not; this is Hollywood.) The studio has bought an untitled Barnum pitch by Stan Chervin that will tell the story of the showman’s life. Read More »