The Theater: Up From Avery

In Chicago for the past month a model T laugh-getter has been burning up the road at a $17,000-a-week clip, leaving such streamlined models as Blithe Spirit and Angel Street to choke on its dust. Called Good Night Ladies, the show is the late Avery Hopwood's 22-year-old, towel-draped Ladies Night in a Turkish Bath, with hardly a line left that Hopwood would recognize, but with the situations all they were and then some.

The then-some includes the shapeliest girls, the scantiest clothes available. These, together with plenty of steam-room antics and off-color dialogue, turn Hopwood's tale of a professor (Buddy Ebsen) who...

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