after-wonderland

After Wonderland

It is after dark, January 26, 1932. The street is quite busy, people are entering and leaving the hotel. CROSS FADE TO: HOTEL SUITE A reception is in full swing. Alice Hargreaves is meeting many of the guests for the first time. She is a handsome, eighty year old woman, very English and proper. MARTIN RUBIN …is a young newspaperman …

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AH @ 1430

It is dark and threatening, both the weather and the war ahead.Thick dark clouds hang in the atmosphere. It is not a stormynight, not yet, at least. The view is long and leisurely, a balloon adrift over the City just before it is to be destroyed.The view starts at Parliament and drifts toward a residential area. As thunder rumbles in …