Cover Story: Gertie the Great

For weeks Broadway had buzzed with rumors that Playwright Moss Hart, who is being psychoanalyzed, would bring to town a Freudian musical play—a play that would startle the theatre as Doctor Sigmund himself once startled the hospital. Then Broadway stopped buzzing and began to huzzah, for last week Producer Sam Harris delivered Moss Hart's Lady in the Dark, a $130,000 baby.

Moss Hart's play idea is 18-carat. A hard-working editress of a fashion magazine, unhappy despite her enviable job and a devoted married lover, goes...

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