Theater: New Plays in Manhattan: Aug. 20, 1928

The Vanities. Tanned, tamed after four months in federal penitentiary at Atlanta, Earl Carroll last October said good-bye to Warden John Wilson Snook.†returned to Manhattan, with nimble fingers went about the work of crocheting the seventh edition of his Vanities, lewd, nude, lusty revue. Last week it had its premiere; inaccurate cries of "Author!" brought Perjurer-Producer Carroll to the stage. Broadwayfarers howled obsequious approval, others beat their hands, a few figuratively beat their breasts. Carroll, producer, had produced; his show was a success.

No dilettante, Carroll knows a beautiful female body when he sees...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!