scene stealing

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scene stealing

  1. The phenomenon of stealing the scene.
    • 1932, Pictorial Review, volume 33, number 8, New York, N.Y.: The Pictorial Review Company, OCLC 1762381, page 26:
      Speaking of scene stealing (which is, as you probably know, the art of appropriating to yourself by reason of superior acting ability the "points" which were intended for another), the present undefeated champion is that splendid, four-square actor Lewis Stone.

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