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All About Eve Scene 17

Scene 17

Scene 17

  • Eve plays Cora, the lead in Lloyd's new play. Margo never attends the rehearsal.
  • Bill and Lloyd fight constantly during the pre-production, so Karen stops attending rehearsals too.
  • For some reason, she and Lloyd sleep in separate beds like Lucy and Ricky Ricardo. Production Code and all that.
  • One night Karen gets a phone call. Eve's neighbor is looking for Lloyd. The neighbor says Eve is hysterical.
  • The neighbor had seen Lloyd at Eve's apartment before, and thought he'd be concerned.
  • Lloyd picks up a phone near his bed and he traipses over to Eve's apartment.
  • Cut to the neighbor, who gives Eve the OK signal. Eve planned the whole thing. Why, we oughta…