The Lady of the Camellias
Opening Date: March 5, 1930
Playwright: Alexandre Dumas
Director/Producer: Nigel Playfair
Partial Cast: Glen Byam Shaw, Harold Warrender, D.A. Clarke-Smith, Richard Goolden, Renee de Vaux
Tallulah's Role: Marguerite Gautier
This classic romance, oddly called "Camille" in most film adaptations (Garbo's 1936 version being the most memorable) enjoyed a respectable run and Tallulah's gallery girls loved it. The critics were lukewarm, however, and it was not one of her best reviewed plays.
Tallulah's Comments: "I was very fetching in hoopskirts and crinoline, but James Agate wrote in the Times that my Marguerite was so chaste as to be downright painful."
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