Theatre Notes, Jan. 21, 1924

Despite the autocracy of Art, it is found that Eleanora Duse, "greatest living actress," does not disdain American dollars. Mme. Duse received from Morris Gest $2,000 per performance for her tour under his management. When the Italian tragedienne discovered that the astute impresario was gleaning receipts substantially in excess of her own portion for the earlier performances, she made objection. It was pointed out to her that a contract was a contract.

The end of her tour drew near; the supply of native citizenry eager to pay immoderate sums to see her was...

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