The Press: Juno, from Olympus

The Manchester Guardian sometimes stoops, but always from an Olympian height. A Guardian critic last week reviewed Mae West, who is playing in London in her bawdy, gaudy old Diamond Lil, found the play "one of these perverse and unpredictable successes" and Mae a "Junoesque lady [who] leered out asthmatic innuendoes in scene after scene of ineffable twaddle." On the whole, he liked it—but he was not to be taken in by the plot. "Some of it," he observed, "one seems to have seen before in a film."


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