'Honest' Ed Mirvish
'Honest' Ed Mirvish is a Canadian high-school drop-out who became a multi-millionaire by running a discount house selling goods at bargain prices. When he was offered the run-down Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto at a bargain price he could not refuse, and before long it was paying its way. His latest venture was to buy the Old Vic in London, which he has restored beautifully.
In conversation with Roy Plomley, he talks about his various enterprises.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
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