Hee, hee…huh, it’s obvious
you don’t have what it takes
to be on top.
He pulls an envelope from his pocket–
But to show you that I’m
sympathetic to your problems –
– here’s a pass to our show
tomorrow night. Enjoy it.
They leave. Then Morris sticks his head
into the doorway–
Don’t forget to bring a
(89) EXT. THE TASTE — NIGHT
COMMOTION. CARS are THICK in front of
THE TASTE, a small NIGHTCLUB located in
the poorer part of the city. Because of
its location, The Taste books different
dance bands four nights a week and then
hosts a Variety Night the remaining two.
Aspiring comedians, dancers and jugglers
flock to Variety Night, desirous of
trying their material in front of a live
audience — and hoping to catch the
discerning eye of a talent scout on the
Billy Sparks pulls up to the curb, gets
out with a beautiful WOMAN and cuts
(90) INT. BACKSTAGE, THE TASTE — NIGHT
Jerome stands BACKSTAGE fidgeting
nervously, staring appreciatively at the
closed dressing room door. Various
PEOPLE in COSTUMES pass by sporadically.
Suddenly a burst of APPLAUSE and
LAUGHTER wafts into the hallway. Jerome
walks to the curtain and peers out–