Saturday Night Live Transcripts
Season 1: Episode 15
Great Moments in Herstory II
Isadora Duncan…..Jill clayburgh
Eleanora Duse…..Gilda Radner
[ open on title card ]
Announcer: And now… “Great Moments in Herstory”! A celebration of women through the ages![ dissolve to interior sitting room ]
Narrator: [ over text scroll ]“Nice
The South of France
September 13, 1927
Isadora Duncan, the uninhibited, barefoot, Mother of Modern Dance whose private performances and public Affairs have shocked polite society, and given her hundreds of painful splinters, has just returned from a triumphant tour of Soviet Russia. On this particular sunny Mediterranean morning, Isadora is visiting her close friend, famed actress Eleanora Duse, little suspecting that she is about to make one momentous decision which will alter her entire life…”[ Isadora rushes down the stairs to to join Eleanora on the Chaise longue ]
Isadora Duncan: Well, darling, I can’t stay! But, oh, I MUST have your advice on a little matter!
Eleanora Duse: You look just ravishing, Isadora — where are you off to?
Isadora Duncan: Oh, I’m off for a spin in a red Bugatti with that absolutely heavenly young man! [ she tosses her hair back and laughs ] Let me ask your advice — Which one do you prefer? [ she wraps a short blue scarf around her neck ] This little scarf, tied comme sa? Or… do you prefer this green chiffon, which I love, tied like this? [ she wraps a long geen scarf around her neck ]
Eleanora Duse: Ohhh, Isadora, no question! The long one![ Isadora smiles and heads for the door ]
Isadora Duncan: Well, dear — Ta Ta!
Eleanora Duse: Have fun, darling!
Isadora Duncan: Bye bye![ Isadora slams the door shut ] [ the slong green scarf gets caught between the door and the frame ] [ a blood-curdling scream can be heard on the other side of the door, as Elenanora looks away with great confusion ] [ return to title card ]
Announcer: This has been another… “Great Moments in Herstory”![ fade ]