The Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Dec. 24, 1928

The Lady of the Orchids. Item: a bedroom at 3:30 a. m. Item: a bed with ermine covers and a plethora of pillows. Item: Peggy Hopkins Joyce in a "creation" better known as a nightgown. Total: a bad French bad bedroom farce.

Mima. David Belasco is the grand old man of the U.S. theatre. To prove this, he wears a turn-around collar and permits himself to be photographed frequently with a benign facial expression. Like Flo Ziegfeld, George M. Cohan and certain other producers, he is never publicly designated as ridiculous. For the last...

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