This sophisticated exploration of the culture of celebrity is by the author of No Time for Comedy and The Second Man. Marion Froude leaves home for New York and becomes a popular portrait painter living a sensational, Bohemian lifestyle in "decadent" Manhattan . Enter Dickie Kurt, a magazine editor hungry to publish her autobiography. Her former lover, "Bunny" Nolan fears any such thing would jeopardize his chances at a seat in the U.S. Senate. Together with Marion's father he brings influence to kill the story which eventually Marion burns, leaving her to pursue her career and life in casual contentment.
"A brilliant play. It is firm and sinewy, intelligent and sincere." - The Nation