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-fellowshipa slangy, vulgar love of life that has appealed,...