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Continuing through my boxes of Lucy clippings, I came across all the Mame reviews I collected.

Local papers were for the most part pretty positive; or at least positive-ISH.  Seattle headline "Lucille Ball Isn't Mame" sub-headline: "But She is Funny!".  Sub-sub "And Bea Arthur is even funnier".    People today seem to delight quoting the most savage reviews.  Milton Krims in Saturday Evening Post, a magazine with a still-large circulation, was thrilled with the movie and Lucy in particular.  Having seen many Mames,(play and musical) he proclaims Lucy the best ever. His review, if ever mentioned, is dismissed as "a breathless paean".    

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