The Theatre: New Play in Manhattan: Oct. 28, 1935

Bright Star (by Philip Barry; Arthur Hopkins, producer). Ten minutes after the curtain goes up on this one, Quin Hanna (Lee Tracy), introduces his fiancée Hope Blake (Julie Haydon) to a pair of old friends. "Hope," he says, "here are a couple of wonderful people—Kate Hastings and Sam Riddle. All gold, these two."

In practically the same words, Philip Barry has introduced to theatre audiences in the past decade a host of wonderful people, all gold. Dramatized versions of the folk Playwright Barry likes to gather about him, they were grown-ups whose adolescence had...

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