Music: Hurry On Down

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 in.

Back in the dark, drums were softly brushed. Nellie struck a big fat chord. Underneath...

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