The Theatre: Briefs

Earl Carroll, producer of musical shows, whose hospitality on one occasion was so extravagant as to cause him to lie and go to jail for four months, last week made preparations for a new revue. His preparations included an inspection of would-be chorines, of whom he allegedly required that they strut naked in front of him, so that he could observe their defects.

Two chorines, whether because they were shy, or because they wanted publicity, or because they were not awarded jobs, raged at this requirement. They caused the New York Daily News to print their pictures with stories damning Earl Carroll,...

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