Theatre: New Play in Manhattan: Sep. 10, 1934

Life Begins at 8:40 (words & music by Ira Gershwin, E. Y. Harburg & Harold Arlen; Shuberts, producers). Until recently a look at the program was unnecessary to identify Shubert revues. Their hallmark was stage furnishings which suggested nothing so much as Eighth Avenue second-hand shops. The height of scenic imagination was usually a gauze drop behind which tottered in semidarkness a troupe of half-naked show girls. The decor of Life Begins at 8:40, turned out by the youngest and best man in the business,...

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