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New York,. March 7. Frank. Crav
en, having scored an international
success in his remarkable characterr
ization of Jimmy Gilley, the "boob"
brother-in-law in "Bought and' Paid,
For," decided to write., a play.
"I'm a pretty good , boob,"-..said'
Craven to himself, "so rjTfix myself
up a kind of a boob part."
"Bearing that in mind, Craven wroje
and is now appearing, in one of the
Frank Craven and Inez Plummer in
"Too Many Cooks." 1
most amusing little plays imaginable 1
"Too Many Cooks.'-' Its theme con
cerns.the joys and sorrows of a young
man, who builds a house. Simple',
theme! Why "did no. one ever think,
of it before.? What could excel it, for '
Of course, the young man has a-girl
whom he is going to. marry, or he
wojildn't be building a house. The;
girl's jiame is Cqok. She .has a father,
and mother, and brothers, and sisters,
and uncles,, and aunts, Alice brings
the whole tribe down to have a look,
at the house. . j
Albert isn't, afflicted with relatives,,
exceptrone rich uncle, by whom he is t
employed. But he has a chum. Thej
chum'comes.also to pass judgment on,
Albert's house-building capabilities.;
Poor Albert! Poor Alice! Poor house!