A husky nightclub handyman shoved the Steinway out to the center of the
floor. The lights went down; over a shattering fanfare, a voice roared
out the name that in the past month has become the talk of Manhattan's
barfly set. Nellie Lutcher, a buxom 5 ft. 9 in a long white gown, swept
Back in the dark, drums were softly brushed. Nellie struck a big fat
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