Our Mrs. McChesney


Our Mrs. McChesney
   Charles Frohman produced this Edna Ferber and George V. Hobart collaboration, based on Ferber's short stories, which opened on 19 October 1915 at the Lyceum Theatre for 151 performances. With a cast led by Ethel Barrymore, the play focuses on a department store buyer, Emma McChesney, who impresses her boss by designing a boldly innovative line of women's clothing. She parlays her success into a job at the store for her feckless son, Jack, and a finishing school education for Jack's girlfriend, Veva, a chorus girl. Jack is falsely accused of embezzlement and once Emma manages to clear his name, she makes a great success of a fashion show in which Veva models her dress designs. Barrymore also appeared in a popular 1918 motion picture version.

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