Old Play in Manhattan, Jan. 6, 1947

Burlesque (by George Manker Watters and Arthur Hopkins; produced by Jean Dalrymple) is a typical 20-years-after revival of a smash hit that pleases most of the people who saw it before; it convinces them that their taste has matured. Only Bert Lahr—as the baggy-pants comic who makes the grade on Broadway, then rapidly and literally goes to pot—gives this baggy-pants production (by co-Author Arthur Hopkins) any authenticity, or even fun.

Hollywood's Jean Parker, as the comic's ever-loving wife who saves him from himself, is interesting principally as a topographical phenomenon, and one not soon to be forgotten.

The show's low high: the third...

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