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The Women
The star-studded Broadway comedy comes to PBS -- jungle red nails and all!
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American Treasures of the Library of Congress: Clare Boothe Luce's "The Women"
See samples from an original draft of "The Women" complete with handwritten notes.

The Women: Internet Movie Database
Information about the 1939 film version of Clare Boothe Luce's "The Women" directed by George Cukor and starring Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, and Rosalind Russell.

NY Times: A Push to Preserve Reno's Landmarks as Divorce Capital
In the 1930s the "Reno divorce" became a national institution. With short wait periods and less burden of proof of adultery or other malfeasance, getting a divorce in Nevada was much easier than in other states. In "The Women," many of the characters end up in Reno, seeking to end their unhappy marriages.

Clare Boothe Luce

The Library of Congress: "Women Come to the Front"
Among her many jobs, Clare Boothe Luce worked as a war correspondent for LIFE MAGAZINE. This Library of Congress exhibition features eight women photographers, journalists, and broadcasters who covered World War II.

Clare Boothe Luce: NEW YORK TIMES Obituary
Clare Boothe Luce's obituary in the NEW YORK TIMES, October 10, 1987.

Theatre Links

The Roundabout Theatre Company
This production of Clare Boothe Luce's THE WOMEN was presented by The Roundabout Theatre Company, which has presented theatrical revivals for nearly 40 years.

Playbill Online
PLAYBILL ONLINE is an excellent place to find listings for Broadway, off-Broadway, and off-off Broadway shows. It also features news stories about the theatre industry.

The Theatre Communications Group
TCG is a national service organization that exists to strengthen, nurture, and promote not-for-profit American theatre. has extensive information about Broadway shows.

The Off-Off-Broadway Review Online
A great resource for off-off-Broadway shows.

The WWW Virtual Library, Theatre and Drama
A compendium of links to theatre resources in over 50 countries.

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts : The Billy Rose Theatre Collection
The Billy Rose Theatre Collection of The New York Public Library is one of the largest and most comprehensive archives devoted to the theatrical arts