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EP0368: Let George Do It: Rose Petal Staircase

Bob Bailey

George gets a strange letter from a man who says he's mailed him before, when George didn't get the letter. Driven by curiosity, George heads out to a house that features two spinsters who care for a paralyzed man. George finds that his correspondent has died and decides to check into the case further.

Original Air Date: October 24, 1949

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  1. I felt a strong Tennessee Williams influence. This LGDI was from 1949,
    and The Glass Menagerie won the Pulitzer in 1948. The movie was yet to come,
    but I’m sure the writers had seen the play.
    The Rose Petal Staircase has a different feel than most episodes, very airy,
    with some heavy-handed symbolism thrown in. Similar structure to TGM, with solid marble exchanged for fragile glass figurines. One is breakable, the other has a character broken upon it.

    I was never a big Liz Taylor fan, but might have liked her more if
    George and Brooksie were in the background of Night of the Iguana or
    Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, investigating a mystery and wrapping up a case before the curtain drops.


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