The Theatre: Gamboling Lambs

In 1874, to quote from an old Ring Lardner ditty,

. . . Five performers, none of them hams,

Got together and formed The Lambs.

They formed it, at Delmonico's, as a supper club. Its early days were bumpy, but it grew & grew, to become the most ancient, most active, most ardent of U. S. stage societies. Today it has 1,100 members, over 80% of them theatre people, has a smoke-filled, untidy, hospitable clubhouse just off Times Square.

The Lambs has none of the droopy-mustached charm of Gramercy Park's Players. Its keynote is breezy good-fellowship—a slangy, vulgar love of life that has appealed,...

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