A number of people in the crowd hand in pieces of paper.
PUPKIN is standing next to a young couple, about college
age. The YOUNG GIRL has just sent in her paper.
(to the GIRL)
What are you going to do with
I don't know. Maybe I'll sell it.
I'll tell you what she's going to
do with it. She's going to pin
it on her bulletin board and
have an orgasm.
The YOUNG GIRL laughs unself-consciously.
LANGFORD's limousine waits directly in front of the stage
door. MAE has engaged the CHAUFFEUR who stands at the
door of the car in conversation.
I don't mean now.
I'll get right out.
The CHAUFFEUR, smiling, shakes his head.
A plain-looking GIRL in a black raincoat and black, floppy
hat stands on the street side of the limousine,
carefully watching MAE and the CHAUFFEUR talk.
But I've never been in one.
We hear a cry as a celebrity emerges from the backstage
door. MAE turns and goes back towards the door.
The POLICEMAN is handing out the autographs. Suddenly
LANGFORD emerges, flanked by three PAGES, husky young men
in their early twenties dressed in theater uniforms.
There is screaming and some yelling of LANGFORD's name.
LANGFORD pays no attention. Smiling nervously, he makes
his way towards the limousine. The CHAUFFEUR stands at
the rear of the car, holding the door. LANGFORD enters
the car and then suddenly springs back. The GIRL in the
black raincoat and black hat has hidden herself in the
back seat of the limousine. The three PAGES, who have
already turned and headed back toward the theater, hear
the commotion and swing around. The GIRL, who we shall
come to know as MARSHA, hides herself in the far end of
the limo, so two of the PAGES go around to the far side
of the car and start pulling her out while the third PAGE
moves into the limo from the street side. She fights
like a wildcat, but the PAGES slowly manage to drag her
out. During the struggle, LANGFORD stands amid the crowd,
a bit shaken. PUPKIN stands next to him, staring at him.
When finally catches LANGFORD's eye, PUPKIN smiles