1929 - 1930

The Geisha

Stationed in the Orient, far from his financee Molly, Reggie Fairfax, RN, finds himself lonely for feminine company. He begins to spend much of his free time at the Tea House of Ten Thousand Joys which is run by Chinaman Wun-Hi. There he meets the lovely geisah O Mimosa San with whom he builds a friendship. The relationship does not go unnoticed by the Lady Constance Wynne who contacts Molly, telling her she had better come to the Orient as quickly as possible. The local overlord Marquis Imari, who also fancies Momosa, orders the teahouse be closed and that the girls be sold off.

In an attempt to attract her husband while dressed as a geisha, Molly gets caught in the auction where Lady Constance successfully outbids Imari for Momosa before she notices that the Marquis now has his eye on Molly. With the help of Mimosa and the British entourage, Molly is rescued and the French interpreter Juliette ends up being married to the Marquis in her place. (Resource: Ganzl, Kurt, Musicals, Carlton Books Limited, 1995.)



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