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Jewess Brings Plagiarism Suit Against O’neill

June 11, 1929
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It has become known that Rosalie Georges Lewys, the plaintiff in the plagiarism suit brought against Eugene O’ Neill, noted American, is a Jewess, her right name being Gladys Selma Lewis.

In the petition filed in the United States District Court, New York, Miss Lewys declares that O’Neill read her novel. “Temple of Pallas Athenae.” which she handed to him in 1927 when he was literary adviser of the Theatre Guild. The book was published in 1924 in a limited edition and Miss Lewis negotiated with the Guild for its dramatization.

The facts and the characters in her novel, she claims, are identical with O’ Neill’s most successful play. “Strange Interlude.” and she asks $1,125,000. Former Supreme Court Judge Cohalan is her attorney.

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