It’s 12.9.47, the weather’s a bit nippy, and the city is tingling with pre-Christmas cheer. Imagine catching an early afternoon showing of Vittorio DeSica‘s Shoeshine at the Avenue Playhouse, and then a 4 pm screening of Jacques Tourneur‘s Out of the Past at the Palace. Then grabbing dinner at Lindy’s. And then making an 8:30 pm curtain for the just-opened A Streetcar Named Desire at the Barrymore on West 47th Street. Costarring Jessica Tandy, Kim Hunter and some young unknown guy whose performance the critics approved of but that’s all.