’42nd STREET’ (Julian Marsh): “You’re quite a girl, Miss Peggy Sawyer”

JULIAN: You’re quite a girl, Miss Peggy Sawyer. Quite a girl. And you’re on your way to becoming quite a star. You’ve broken through, Peggy. You’re the million to one shot that comes home a winner. For years to come, thousands of little chorus girls will go to auditions and say to themselves, “Who knows? I might come out of this another Peggy Sawyer!” I ask you only to be the sort of star those little girls would want you to be. Shine your light over this glorious gulch they call Forty-Second Street! Give it your talent, your strength, your youth. But try, if you can, not to give it all your heart. Because it’s a very loving heart, and I would never want to see it broken. Now go along to the Ritz and enjoy yourself.

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