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    MORRIS
    Hee, hee…huh, it’s obvious
    you don’t have what it takes
    to be on top.

    He pulls an envelope from his pocket–

    MORRIS
    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–

    MORRIS
    Don’t forget to bring a
    girlfriend. Whawhak!

    (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
    prowl.

    Billy Sparks pulls up to the curb, gets
    out with a beautiful WOMAN and cuts
    inside.

    (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–