La Demoiselle de magasin
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Template:Italic title Original short description: "Belgian play"
An orphan girl, Claire, arrives in Brussels, Belgium, finds work in a furniture shop and rents from Monsieur Derrider, the shop's owner, a room upstairs to live. She proves to be an excellent salesperson, thus overcoming Derrider's initial misgivings about her, but Claire and Amelin, the shop owner's son, fall in love.
An English-language theatrical version, Along Came Ruth, was written by Holman Day and Fonson and produced by Henry W. Savage, featuring Irene Fenwick as Ruth Ambrose. Irving Berlin wrote a song, called "Along Came Ruth", for the play. It opened at the Gaiety Theatre on 23 February 1914. 
In Revue des deux Mondes, the play's authors, and particularly Fonson, were credited with introducing in France the theatre of Belgium and allowing "the French spirit to acknowledge Wallonian verve and good humor," noting that both Fonson's plays staged in France, Mademoiselle Beulemans and Demoiselle de magasin, were "popular successes."
In 1924, the play was staged at St. James Hall in Sydney, Australia, where, according to a review, "the story of the clever shop girl unfolded with considerable vivacity." In L'Express du Midi, after a theatrical company toured in 1926 the south of France with it, the play was said to "refresh the soul" of the reviewer.
- "The performance : La demoiselle de magasin". The French National Library. http://data.bnf.fr/fr/39500447/la_demoiselle_de_magasin_spectacle_1913/fr.pdf. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
- "Review: La demoiselle de magasin". National Library of Australia. 14 August 1924. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/16162713. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
- "Dramatic Compositions Copyright list". Catalogue of Copyright Entries 11 (1): 239. 1914. https://books.google.com/books?id=yg8DAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA239. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
- "Along came Ruth". https://www.loc.gov/resource/ihas.100004623.0/?sp=1. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
- Hamm, Charles (13 March 1997). Irving Berlin: Songs from the Melting Pot: The Formative Years, 1907-1914. Oxford University Press. p. 210. ISBN 978-0-19-536114-8. https://books.google.com/books?id=35t8suq9m4MC&pg=PA210.
- "Along Came Ruth (1924)". American Film Institute. https://catalog.afi.com/Catalog/moviedetails/2566. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
- Doumic, René (1915). "Revue dramatique" (in French). Revue des deux Mondes 27: 457-468. https://fr.wikisource.org/wiki/Revue_dramatique_-_14_mai_1915. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
- "Courrier Artistique" (in French). L'Express du Midi. 30 March 1926. p. 4. http://images.expressdumidi.bibliotheque.toulouse.fr/1926/B315556101_EXPRESS_1926_03_30.pdf. Retrieved 28 July 2018.