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'Parfumerie,' a 1936 Hungarian play, is an overlooked inspiration

"Parfumerie," the 1936 Hungarian play by Miklós László, has the humble distinction of living in the shadow of the more famous movies (and Broadway musical) that it inspired.

Hollywood has cashed in on the play not once but three times — the first adaptation was the 1940 Ernst Lubitsch romantic comedy "The Shop Around the Corner," starring James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan, which was followed by the 1949 screen musical version "In the Good Old Summertime," starring Judy Garland, and much later by the 1998 Nora Ephron movie "You've Got Mail," with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.

The Broadway musical "She Loves...