Show Business: The Princess Who Belched

"She's got an indiscreet voice," I remarked. 'Its full of—" I hesitated.

"Her voice is full of money," he said suddenly.

That was it. I'd never understood before. It was full of money—that was the inexhaustible charm that rose and fell in it, the jingle of it, the cymbals' song of it . . . High in a white palace the king's daughter, the golden girl . . .

—The Great Gatsby

Candice Bergen is not the daughter of a king, but a ventriloquist. Otherwise she conveys all the insouciance of F. Scott Fitzgerald's fabled...

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