Mrs. Patrick Campbell was one of the greatest of Britain's dames of the theatre—George Bernard Shaw wrote the role of Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion specifically for her. A devoted dog lover, she brooked no interference or criticism about taking one or two of her pets everywhere with her. On one occasion, while en route to perform in America, Mrs. Campbell tried smuggling her dog through Customs by enfolding him inside the lavishly swathed cape she was wearing. 'Everything was going splendidly,' she later recounted, 'until my bosom barked.'
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