The Theater: New Plays in Manhattan, Oct. 10, 1955

The Young and Beautiful (by Sally Benson). Laid in Chicago in 1915, this stage blend of Scott Fitzgerald stories concerns a teen-age beauty who seems, in her blasé posturings, an early Jazz-Age young thing. She yearns for the perfect love, and in the search for it no sooner conquers suitors than she brusquely casts them aside. At last she meets and wins the perfect lover (James Olson), but there follows neither romantic lightning nor satiric laughter. There is rather the chill discovery that even now she cannot respond, that the seeker of a grand...

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