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YOU LUCKY GIRL!
Started writing on April 6, 1927 as a stage vehicle for daughter Joan ~ Not performed until April 1997


PUBLISHING HISTORY (USA)

PULP
Never published in pulp format
FIRST EDITION
Donald M. Grant Publisher, Inc.: 1999 ~ Deluxe Edition of 750 copies ~ Slipcase and Illustrated Dust Jacket
    Signed by Danton Burroughs, H.H. Heins & Ned Dameron ~ ERB signature stamp
    Discovery of YOU LUCKY GIRL! by Dr. Henry Hardy Heins, 1962
    YOU LUCKY GIRL! Ed, Joan, and the Play: An Introduction by Danton Burroughs
    Ned Dameron: Dust Jacket front and back colour illustrations ~ 10 b/w interiors

Donald M. Grant Publisher, Inc.: 1999 ~ Trade Edition ~ Illustrated Dust Jacket with no slipcase
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Contents
Signatures by Danton Burroughs, H.H. Heins & Ned Dameron ~ ERB signature stamp
"Discovery of YOU LUCKY GIRL!" by Dr. Henry Hardy Heins, October 1998
"YOU LUCKY GIRL! Ed, Joan, and the Play: An Introduction" by Danton Burroughs
Ned Dameron: Dust Jacket front and back colour illustrations ~ 10 b/w interiors
Characters ~ 15
Act One ~ 17
Act Two ~ 60
Act Three ~ 115
Alternate Ending

Characters
William Mason: A man of fifty; cashier Millidge Merchants Bank.
Bill Mason: In his late twenties; garage owner; son of Wm. Mason.
Anne Mason: A girl of twenty; daughter of Wm. Mason.
Corrie West: A girl of eighteen; Anne's chum.
Clyde C. Barton: A man of forty; theatrical producer.
Frank West: In his twenties; brother of Corrie; teller in bank.
Jud Perkins: A policeman.
Hazel Jones: Age indeterminate; a divorcee.
Tracy Lord: In his late twenties; movie exhibitor; engaged to Anne.
Phil Mattis: In his late twenties; son of banker; engaged to Corrie.
Katie: A maid.


World Premiere Cast


 
Featured in 
ERBzine 0084
http://www.erbzine.com/mag0/0084.html

YOU LUCKY GIRL! 
THE PLAY BY 
EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS 

A Review 
by 
Robert B. Zeuschner 
This review first appeared in the 
Burroughs Bulletin #31 
Summer, 1997

The Setting in Three Acts
(From the Zeuschner Review in ERBzine 0084)
Act I
Scene 1:
Location: Home of William Mason, in the small town of Millidge, a town in the American Midwest.
Time: 6 o’clock on a summer evening, 1927.
The characters are all introduced and the family situation and tensions are all elucidated. The act opens with young Bill Mason (about 21 years old) on stage, followed by his father, William Mason. His daughter, Anne Mason, arrives late because she has been rehearsing a stage play. Corrie West appears, and it is obvious that Bill Mason cares for her, but is not financially successful enough in his auto business to tell her how he feels. Meanwhile, Corrie has become engaged to the son of the town’s bank president.

Scene 2
Location: Same.
Time: Midnight, same summer evening, 1927.
The bank has been robbed and we know that the wrong man was arrested. The house is dark. A strange figure enters and puts something on the couch. A minute later Bill Mason arrives. Then Jud Perkins, the town constable, arrives and arrests Bill for bank robbery.

Act II
Location: Same.
Time: Around 1 am, one hour later, summer evening, 1927.
The heroine declares her love for the thief, and he rejects her. Anne Mason’s fiancé forbids her to go on stage, and Anne agrees. Corrie West’s fiancé forbids Corrie, and Corrie breaks the engagement. Corrie finds out that Bill was arrested for bank robbery, and says to Bill that she would stick by the man she loved even if he was guilty. Bill rejects her outpouring of affection, wounding Corrie deeply.

Act III
Location: Home of Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Lord
Time: Three years later, 1930
The hero is threatened with prison. We discover that Bill Mason was not prosecuted for robbery, but the charge still hangs over his head. He is threatened with black mail, but refuses to give in. The marriage of Tracy and Anne is facing serious problems, but at the end of the act, Bill winds up with the girl he loves, financial success, and the two lucky girls have their careers on the stage after all.

EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS BIBLIOPHILES DUM-DUM
Awards Banquet Part III ~ Saturday, June 12
You Lucky Girl!
A special encore performanace by The Palmdale City Players
who present excerpts from Act II of the Three Act Play by Edgar Rice Burroughs
featured in ERBzine 0189
http://www.erbzine.com/mag1/0189.html


Palmdale City Players in Performance in Tarzana


DAMERON ART GALLERY

Dust jacket backSlipcaseSpineFront Cover
William MasonAnne MasonCorrie WestBill Mason
The spell of her voiceFrank WestPhil Mattis
I don't believe it!Here comes that Carson woman
You Lucky Girl!Deluxe Edition Autographs
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YOU LUCKY GIRL!
Deluxe ISBN 1-880418-43-6 $60.00
Trade ISBN 1-880418-44-4 $30.00
Written three years later, You Lucky Girl!, a romantic comedy play, continues in the same vein. It is speculated that  The play was written as an acting vehicle for Burroughs' daughter, but it's first performance was in California in 1997. Much shorter in length than Marcia of the Doorstep, You Lucky Girl! will be of interest to true Burroughs fans.
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