Pick-up Girl

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Pick-up Girl is an American play by Elsa Shelley (c. 1903-1971?)[1]

The original text

A play about teenage prostitution set in a juvenile court.

Published by Dramatists Play Service, 1943, and first performed at the 48th Street Theatre, New York 3 May, 1944 (playing till 21 October, 1944).

Translations and adaptations

The 1959 British film Too Young to Love was based on this play.

Performance history in South Africa

1952: Produced by Taubie Kushlick with Marilyn Patterson and Colin Stamp. The play caused quite a stir in Johannesburg because of its outspoken content.





Percy Tucker. 1997. Just the Ticket. My 50 Years in Show Business. Johannesburg: Witwatersrand University Press: p. 66.

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