Dream Girl (play)

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Dream Girl is a play by Elmer Rice.

At its core is Georgina Allerton, a young woman whose efforts to run a bookstore are undermined severely by her tendency to drift off into Walter Mitty-like flights of fancy on a regular basis. The play's time span covers a single day of her life, during which several successive extravagant and often comic daydreams are portrayed.

The Broadway production, directed by the playwright, opened on December 14, 1945 at the Coronet Theatre, where it closed exactly one year later following a run of 348 performances.[1] The cast included Betty Field and Wendell Corey.

A 1948 screen version, directed by Mitchell Leisen, starred Betty Hutton, Macdonald Carey, Peggy Wood, and Walter Abel.[2] In 1965, it was adapted for the Broadway musical stage under the title Skyscraper.[3]

In 1955 a televised version adapted by S. Mark Smith was presented in the Hallmark Hall of Fame series. It starred Vivian Blaine.[4]


  1. ^ Cantu, Maya (2015). American Cinderellas on the Broadway Musical Stage: Imagining the Working Girl from Irene to Gypsy p. 149. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-1-1375-3453-8. 
  2. ^ "Dream Girl". Variety. December 31, 1947. Retrieved August 23, 2018. 
  3. ^ Bordman, Gerald; Norton, Richard (2010). American Musical Theatre: A Chronicle p. 711. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-1997-2970-8. 
  4. ^ "' DREAM GIRL' ROLE FOR VIVIAN BLAINE; Actress Will Be Starred on 90-Minute 'Spectacular' for N.B.C.-TV on Dec. 11". The New York Times. October 17, 1955. Retrieved August 23, 2018. 

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