After reading Donald's latest "brilliant" article and lamenting the fact that it gets buried and generally unread in a 25¢ per copy publication, Ann thinks Donald should expand his writing horizons. Her thoughts are for him to write a play, with which she could help him since, being a actress, she knows all about the structure of a play. After initially dismissing the idea, Donald enthusiastically agrees when he comes up with the idea of writing a play about Ann's experiences as a young actress in New York. Jerry isn't sure if it's such a good idea as Donald and Ann spending so much time together working on a project that neither has experience but a lot invested in emotionally may be a potentially explosive mix. Jerry ends up being right as Ann doesn't approve of Donald wanting to change facts about her life for dramatic effect. A move by Ann to end the project results in an upset Donald storming off. As an in turn upset Ann waits and waits and waits for Donald to call, she isn't ...
Did You Know?
The mention of Hecht and MacArthur refers to playwrights Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, who famously collaborated on five plays that made it to Broadway: "The Front Page" (1928), "Twentieth Century" (1932), "Jumbo" (1935), "Ladies and Gentlemen" (1939), "Swan Song" (1946). All but "Swan Song" were also adapted to screenplays and made into movies, although these adaptations, with the exception of "Twentieth Century" had little, if any, input from Hecht and MacArthur. See more