Things were already bad between Maggie and Monty and only worsened after months of strained rehearsals.
But on the first night — Monty like Brando in The Wild One, Maggie like Veronica Lake — unfastening her lamé dress as scripted with ‘exploring hands’, he forgot how beautiful she was; and she couldn’t believe what a jerk he still was, sleeping with that hussy from New Jersey, her understudy.
The audience gave a standing ovation. ‘A stupendous performance,’ the press said, ‘the way she punched him showed real emotion’. But it all seemed pretty disastrous from where Monty was lying.
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