A Frolic of His Own - Section 5 (through page 128) Summary & Analysis

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Section 5 (through page 128) Summary

Oscar answers the phone, brusquely explains he is in conference, and confusedly acknowledges the caller has much to attend to. Basie remarks on the house's value and Oscar replies privacy is valuable in an era of tract homes. Oscar wonders if the movie's being advertised as "based on a true story" is not an admission of guilt. Basie explains it is, rather, a claim that the story is in the public domain. What if the studio invented the ad campaign after filming and learning about Szyrk - using the movie to demean the Crease family? In the 1930s, the yellow press ran stories about Grandfather hiring substitutes in both the Union and Confederate armies who ended up killing one another; and Justice Holmes, a Civil War veteran, had taken umbrage with the practice. Oscar resumes reading turgid dialog between...

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