Reading Riot

Elaine Stritch was fined $1 and told by the judge, "A beautiful girl like you could cause a small riot ... by removing your shirt" Her response, "Well, I was there all day and nothing happened."

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Reading Riot - Told To Keep Shirt On v: Blond Elaine Stritch,...
Told To Keep Shirt On v: Blond Elaine Stritch, understudy understudy to Ethel Merman in the Broadway hit, "Call Me Madam," wears halter and shorts which caused her arrest in Central Park in New York. She was fined SI anr? told by Magistrate Enielio Nunes: "A beautiful girl like you could cause a small riot and cause a large crowd to collect by removing your shirt." "Well , she replied "I was there all day and nothing happened." (AP Wirephoto)

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  1. Santa Cruz Sentinel,
  2. 28 Jun 1951, Thu,
  3. Page 4

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  • Reading Riot — Elaine Stritch was fined $1 and told by the judge, "A beautiful girl like you could cause a small riot ... by removing your shirt" Her response, "Well, I was there all day and nothing happened."

    peter – 10 Mar 2014

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