Music: Revenge in Paris

When U.S. Dancer Ruth Page tried her lusty ballet Frankie and Johnny on the French last year, they gave her a bad time of it (TIME, May 22, 1950). The audience whistled in derision. Paris critics, unfamiliar with the story of Frankie and Johnny and completely out of step with Page's kidding treatment of it, scourged the ballet with such epithets as "catastrophe.'' "monstrous" and "unconsciously obscene." Last week Ruth Page was back with a new ballet. It was called Revanche (Revenge), and it was the hit of Paris.

Ruth Page got the idea...

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