“ BEDTIME STORIES.
“ The depression has produced some queer happenings in the show business, but the height of something or other is the story in this week’s Variety, the American showman’s bible, about a certain super-cinema in New York.
“ The permanent stock chorus-girls at this palazzo receive less than the minimum scale allowed by Chorus Equity, although they often work fifteen hours a day.
“ They also have to conform to a number of house rules, of which No. 10 is that they must not intermingle or converse with male members of the show.
“ The other week this notice was pinned up on the board: —
“ ‘There will be a cut of 10 per cent. in chorus salaries effective April 6th, at which time Rule No. 10 will be suspended.’ ”