Friday, September 23, 2011

Beddini (reading a telegram): 'Come ahead stop stop being a sap stop you can even bring Alberto stop my husband is stopping at your hotel stop when do you start stop.' I cannot understand who wrote this.

Dale: Sounds like Gertrude Stein.

    —Top Hat (1935)


Philip Nel said...

I love Top Hat, and especially love this line. For other modernist-mocking, see Groucho Marx in Animal Crackers: "Pardon me, while I have a strange interlude."

Natalia said...

Not gonna lie, I worked this snippet into my MSA talk.