Thursday, June 23, 2016

Heavily Medic-Hated

The ladies are tempting the doc
One's shady, unkempt in her frock
The other's a pippin
But he turns to a Crippen
A jaded, contemptible crock.

David Cairns

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Rouben Mamoulian; 1931): Miriam Hopkins is prostitute Ivy Pierson, and Rose Hobart is Jekyll's fiancée Muriel Carew, the "pippin", meaning "an excellent person or thing." Hawley Harvey Crippen, known as Dr. Crippen, was a homeopath convicted of murdering his wife in 1910.

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