Plumes and Satin

It is Easier to be Fairy GodMother than Playwright.

There was a day when actors walked upon the stage in their street clothes−or almost. But that was before the day of mud-sprinkling trucks, before the day of chorus girls, and before the Actors' Equity Association made the producer furnish costumes. When Shakespeare spoke of Cleopatra's infinite variety, he was not thinking of her wardrobe. But Flo Ziegfeld−what a different effect would light up his imagination!

Now by the order of Grub Street, Thalia meets her dressmaker every morning, Melpomene...

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