Theatre: New Musical in Manhattan: Nov. 7, 1938

The Girl from Wyoming (by J. van Ostend van Antwerp; produced by John & Jerrold Krimsky) is the creaking American Music Hall's annual horselaugh, garnished with beer & pretzels. The tale of "a Harvard graduate trapped by sex in the purple sage," The Girl from Wyoming provides an uncannily false picture of the West in the days of Diamond Dick saloons, half-breed beauties with roses between their teeth, and the Pony Express.

The essential thing about the production is the beer: after the fourth or fifth schooner the audience roundly cheers the Harvard man for refusing to touch liquor, just as roundly...

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