The Theatre: New Musical in Manhattan: Dec. 12, 1938

Great Lady (produced by Dwight Deere Wiman & J. H. Del Bondio). Only the most rabid Manhattan sightseers have toiled uptown to inspect the handsome, aged Jumel Mansion. Great Lady is a "biography with music'' of the mansion's former chatelaine, high-stepping Madame Eliza Jumel. From being put in the stocks for misbehaving in Providence, R. I., Eliza went on to dally with a French cavalier, marry a French businessman, almost whisk Napoleon to the U. S. after Waterloo, curtsy before Louis XVIII of France and make a second marriage, late in life, with...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!