Theatre: Revival: Dec. 5, 1932

The DuBarry, adapted, rewritten and revised from the German of Carl Millocker and produced by Morris Green, affords a sumptuous tableau which loafs along old-fashionedly with handsome Grace Moore singing the title rôle in her best Metropolitan manner. It traces in music the ascending path of Louis XV's mistress from her humble hat shop to a gay bagnio where Parisian blades sit about winking at the girls, proposing:

Let us drown our woes and debts

In a sea of pantalettes.

Not long thereafter, the obliging Comte DuBarry marries Actress Moore, presents her to his liege lord. Follows the gaudiest, most be jeweled of The...

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