The Theater: New Musical in Manhattan, Dec. 19, 1949

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (book by Joseph Fields & Anita Loos; music by Jule Styne; lyrics by Leo Robin) lets the famous Lorelei Lee of the '20s gold-dig once more—this time to music. The blonde is played by Carol Channing, who last season rocketed from nowhere to minor fame in Lend, an Ear. Last week she drew rave reviews; one critic ecstatically called her "the funniest female since Fanny Brice and Beatrice Lillie."

That Comedienne Channing is now heading a smash hit there can be little doubt; nevertheless, she is often the sole support of an...

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