Theatre: Dramatic License

Fanny Brice, able funnywoman, gave a lesson last week in how to win a lawsuit. Theatrical Agent Edgar Allen was suing her for $34,000 in commissions. Morning the case was scheduled to start Miss Brice sent word she was very tired, would like to sleep. The Judge granted a postponement until matinée time. When Miss Brice showed up, she sat next to her estranged husband Billy Rose, gaily chatted with him. On the stand, she was vague, noncommittal. Asked about her first conversation with Plaintiff Allen, she observed: "I think it started as...

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