Theatre: New Show in Manhattan

Earl Carroll Vanities. This eighth edition of the Vanities is billed Hollywood-wise: "World's Greatest Revue—A Super-Spectacle of 68 Scenes—Meeting America's Demand For Sophisticated Entertainment." The purpose of at least two of its gaudy interludes is so sophisticated as to become practically unintelligible to most spectators. At one point the stage is filled with grotesque figures garbed as inhabitants of the "Planet X," who burst into an inexplicable ditty about "The March of Time." Even more confused is the 20-min scene "Freedom Ring," which closes Act I. Here several score of...

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