Once in a Lifetime - Act 1, Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1, Scene 3 Summary

This scene takes place in the heavily gilded interior of the Hotel Stilton in Los Angeles. Hopeful actors and actresses work as waiters and cigarette girls in the hopes of being discovered by some movie industry executive. A parade of movie stars through the lobby sets off squeals from autograph seekers, who are more often than not rebuffed by the silent celebrities.

Jerry, May, and George wait for Helen who will introduce them to Mr. Glogauer tonight. Helen arrives to as much pandemonium as the movie stars do and she basks in her celebrity. Her obsequious behavior comes into play when Mr. Glogauer arrives and Jerry, May, and George join her in compliments to this man who they hope will put their futures on the fast track.

A bellboy announces that Mr. Glogauer's presence is requested by the twelve Schlepkin brothers also dining at the...

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