Opera: Sad Savage

The millionaire's daughter is a Vassar girl, and she needs a noble savage for her life studies. A scheming maharajah helps her trap a fake abominable snowman, whom she brings caged to Chicago. She dresses him up like Rock Hudson, seduces him and shows him off to a menagerie of North Shore friends at a cocktail party. The savage flees to dwell in the jungle in earnest; the girl follows on the wings of love. Departing civilization in soulful triumph, she surrenders herself to life and love in a cave—even as native...

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