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    as Prince sits by himself in front of
    the mirror, staring at a cassette on the
    counter. We recognize it immediately as
    the tape Jill gave him earlier,
    containing Lisa’s and Wendy’s music. He
    picks it up, snaps it into a ghetto
    blaster. MUSIC, without lyrics, fills
    the room. He adjusts the dials, sits
    back and listens a moment. Suddenly the
    door opens–

    STAGEHAND
    Prince, five minutes.

    Be snaps off the music, drops the
    cassette into his pocket, cuts out the
    room.

    (37) INT. BACKSTAGE — NIGHT

    He comes to the stage-area. His
    Band members are standing about
    anxiously, watching the final moments of
    The Modern Aires’ performance. He cuts
    behind the curtain, peers at the
    crowd…

    …his eyes fall on Vanity — his face
    brightens instantly. Just then Jerome
    and Morris approach her. Prince shakes
    his head knowingly, offers a wry smile,
    then joins his band.

    (38) INT. VAN1TY’S TABLE AND CLUB — NIGHT

    She sits demurely. Morris’ eyes are
    wide and shining — her beauty up close
    astonishes him–

    JEROME
    Vanity, I’d like you to meet
    Morris E. Day.

    MORRIS
    Hold it now — just leave the
    ‘E’ alone.