She turns back to the mirror.
NED. CLOSE REFLECTION SHOT of Eloise. We see Eloise admiring
herself in the long mirror and also the edge of the dressing
room door as it slowly begins to swing open.
I hear it in night club.
Eloise can see what is opening the door. She lets loose with
a shriek of mortal terror.
MED. CLOSE SHOT of Kiki. She whirls quickly and rises, her
mouth open in a soundless ejaculation of fright.
REVERSE SHOT - the door. Through the doorway comes the black,
spade-shaped head of a panther, ears wickedly flat, muzzle to
the floor. He starts into the room with a terrifying zigzag
undulation. Eloise yips feebly. Kiki screams.
As the panther advances into the room, one can see that it is
held on a taut leash. Holding the leash is Jerry Manning,
with a wide, pleasant smile of reassurance on his lips.
CLOSE SHOT Kiki on top of the dressing table. She stands
there holding her dressing gown back across her knees in
terror. The little jewel box has fallen to the floor, and the
insipid tinkling tune fills the room as it rolls across the
floor toward the panther.
MED. SHOT - Kiki, Eloise, Jerry and the panther. Kiki stands
on top of the dressing table; Eloise has retreated behind a
chair, and Jerry stands between them, grinning, holding the
leash of the panther, which is nosing forward to examine the
(hitting high C)
Get it out of here!
Kiki -- he won't hurt you. There's
nothing to be afraid of.
Makes no difference. Get him out!
Listen, Kicks, you'll never guess
what I've cooked up this tine...
That's easy. Me.
I thought -- is Kiki just going to
walk on that floor tonight ��walk
out cold before a bunch of gawks
who think a Spanish twirler is the
greatest thing in life. No. Not my
favorite client. She's going to
make an entrance this town will