The Theater: A Time of Years

Do you believe in fairies? Say quick that you believe! If you believe, clap your hands!

When the little boy on the stage thus pleaded with the audience for a show of faith, even the most skeptical teen-agers clapped and shouted "Yes!" till the rafters shook, and adults dabbed at their eyes. The "boy" was Maude Adams, who played Peter Pan 1,500 times, always evoking the same response. But one matinee day, nearly half a century ago, as Actress Adams pushed her way through the admiring crowds from the Empire Theater stage door to...

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