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Quotation by Wilson Mizner
A trip through a sewer in a glass-bottomed boat.
Wilson Mizner (1876–1933), U.S. dramatist, wit. Quoted in The Legendary Mizners, ch. 4, Alva Johnson (1953).
Mizner's description of Hollywood was reworked by Mayor James J. Walker: "A reformer is a guy who rides through a sewer in a glass-bottomed boat." (Speech as mayor of New York, 1928).
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