Cinema: Maimed

MAME Directed by GENE SAKS Screenplay by PAUL ZINDEL

It was a novel that became a stage play that was adapted into a movie that was redecorated as a Broadway musical. Now, in a singularly costly act of taxidermy ($300,000 for the star's wardrobe alone), Mame has been mounted once again, this time as a transcription of the musical. Through its various incarnations, the plot details of Mame must be well enough known for most members of the audience to recite them in their sleep. Before the movie is too far along, many may be doing just that.

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