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HOLLYWOOD PINAFORE or The Lad Who Loved a Salary A Musical Comedy in 2 Acts. Based on W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore. Book and lyrics revised by George S. Kaufman, with deepest apologies to William S. Gilbert. Music by Arthur Sullivan Alvin Theatre, Broadway - May 31, 1945 - (53 perfs) STORY: Joseph Porter heads Pinafore Pictures amid a swirl of recognisable Hollywood types: Louhedda Hopsons, a gossip columnist a veritable chain gang of imprisoned screen writers and dumb blondes looking to become famous; a devious agent, and Brenda Blossom, a love-struck starlet pining for a lowly writer, yet promised in marriage to the studio head by her father (a director looking to advance his own career). What's Brenda to do? If she marries the poor, starving screen writer, Ralph, she'll be tossed out of Hollywood and forced to make a living on (gasp!) the stage. It's too much to be endured. Fortunately, everything turns out for the best for everyone when it is discovered that a mix-up in Louhedda's column was responsible for Ralph's fall from grace. In reality, it was Ralph who was meant to head the studio instead of Porter. Upon this classic turnaround, happiness befalls each of the characters in turn - just what you'd expect from a Hollywood picture. CAST: 10 men, 10 women • Joseph W. Porter, head of Pinafore Pictures • Mike Corcoran, a director • Ralph Rackstraw, a writer • Dick Live-Eye, an agent • Brenda Blossom, a star • Louhedda Hopsons, a columnist • Bob Beckett, a press agent • Miss Liebe, Mr. Porter's secretary • Miss Gloria Mundi • Miss Beverly Wilshire • Little Miss Peggy • Doorman Secretaries, Guard, Actors, Actresses, Assistant Directors, Cameramen, Technicians, etc. Singers and Dancers Musical Numbers ACT 1 1. Simple Movie Folk - Miss Gloria Mundi, Miss Beverly Wilshire, Little Miss Peggy, Girls, Ensemble 2. Little Butter-Up - Louhedda Hobson 3. An Agent's Lot Is Not a Happy One - Dick Live-Eye 4. A Maiden Often Seen - Ralph Rackstraw, Miss Beverly Wilshire, Ensemble 5. I'm a Big Director at Pinafore - Mike Corcoran, Ensemble 6. Here on the Lot - Brenda Blossom 7. Joe Porter's Car is Seen - Male Chorus, Ensemble