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by a young California dramatist,
Lawrence Rising, and it was being
hurried for a production ahead of
"Twin Beds" because of some alleged
similarity in plot and action.
Wm. Harris, Jr., producer of "Twin
Beds," threatened to sue everybody
connected with "Apartment 12-K" in
case the latter bore evidence of be
ing a plagiarism of "Twin Beds."
Wm. A. Brady, vho had been inter
ested with the Shuberts in the former
farce, withdrew by cable because he
is a friend and business associate of
Miss Mayo and didn't want to get into
any mess. And "Apartment 12-K"
No announcement of any suit by
Harris or Miss Mayo because of any
alleged similarity between the two
plays has followed. The last thing
the "Twin Beds" people would want
anybody to think is that they see
any resemblance between the farces.
For, in all kindness to Mr. Rising,
who made a great hit here with a
bright little one-act play at the Prin
cess last winter, it must be said- that
he has failed sadly to "ring the bell"
again with "Apartment 12-K."
The play has to do with the misad
ventures of a burglar and a drunken
man in the bedroom of a doctor's
wife. May Allison looks pretty as the
wife, and Helen Lowell, as her sus
picious mother-in-law, is the only real
hit of the piece.
WHATCHAMEAN BY POSTER?
The gay colored poster that hangs
in the college girl's den or in her
brother's bedroom wasn't always the
gaudy thing it is today.
The poster is something of an up
start. Originally it was very plain,
but very useful, and when tacked to
posts in the streets of London many
years ago it was not considered orna
mental. The public notice was called a post
er, simply because it was tacked to
posts, and posts were rather common
in London in the early days before
pavements were invented, the row of
posts marking the place where pe
destrians walked in the streets and
where vehicles were not allowed to
SHACKLED SWIMMER GOES 15
New York. With both hands and ,
feet shackled, Elionsky swam 15
miles before being forced to give up
by adverse tides and winds. He start
ed out to make a long distarice record ,
of 33 miles. He holds records for -,
unique efforts and last summer,
swimming with arms and feet shack
led, pulled a rowboat with seven per- .
sons for eight miles.