Out of perverseness, I jumped on the subway and went down to a sound stage on Fourth Street to watch the shooting of Kay Doubleday’s big strip scene in Mad Dog Coll, a gangster film that can still, to my embarrassment, be seen occasionally on late-night TV… Kay Doubleday was in my class at Lee Strasberg’s; it was in the interest of art, I told myself, to watch her prance down a ramp, singing and stripping her heart out.

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