The Theater: Elsa's Gazebo

To many a moviegoer, Elsa Lanchester is just Charles Laughton's wife; but to Hollywoodians she is the burlesqueen of what is probably the world's toniest vaudeville palace: Los Angeles' Turnabout Theater. Last week Elsa gave her 2,000th performance at Turnabout, a full house gave her a rousing curtain call, and the management gave her a party.

She loves her work so much that for seven years, six nights a week, she has done it without pay. She finds payment enough in "the chance to use every ounce of creative energy that I have." That energy...

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