Once in a Lifetime - Study Guide Act 3, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3, Scene 2 Summary

May heads back to New York in the same Pullman car that brought her to California with Jerry and George not too long ago. She recognizes another passenger, Lawrence Vail, whom she had met in Glogauer's reception area. Vail has been recovering at a sanitarium that caters only to playwrights and he, too, is going back to New York.

May's hesitancy and fear of reading the dismal reviews of George's movie in the Los Angeles newspapers are unfounded, because the movie premiers a huge success. A telegram from the now triumphant George asks her to return to Hollywood, and she does so, with the intent of making some long, overdue changes to the mechanics of the industry.

Act 3, Scene 2 Analysis

In an ironic twist of fate, the blundering George has stumbled onto another huge success. To his credit, he is not changed by the extravagant...

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