Boss Finley’s mistress, who lives on his dime at the Royal Palms Hotel. Whenever Tom Junior or Heavenly bring up Miss Lucy to their father, he pretends he doesn’t know who they’re talking about, since his affair with her began before his wife died. Try as he might to deny that he knows her, he ends up hearing that she recently wrote “Boss Finley is too old to cut the mustard” on a bathroom mirror. Because of this, he pretends to give her a beautiful diamond clip, but then snaps the jewel box on her fingers right when she’s about to take it out, saying, “Now go downstairs to the cocktail lounge and go in the ladies’ room and describe this diamond clip with lipstick on the ladies’ room mirror down there.” To get her own revenge, Miss Lucy helps the heckler sneak into a Youth for Tom Finley event at the Royal Palms Hotel.
Miss Lucy Character Timeline in Sweet Bird of Youth
The timeline below shows where the character Miss Lucy appears in Sweet Bird of Youth. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act Two, Scene One
...like drunk driving. Insulted, Tom Junior brings up his father’s “well-known promiscuity” with his mistress, Miss Lucy . “Who is Miss Lucy?” Boss Finley says, playing dumb. “Who is Miss Lucy?” Tom... (full context)
Act Two, Scene Two
...doesn’t mind getting “snubbed” because he has “snubbed” people himself many times. He then sees Miss Lucy walking through the lounge. She comes over and tussles his hair, which he tells her... (full context)
...the crowd enters the ballroom followed by Boss Finley, Tom Junior, and Heavenly. Just then, Miss Lucy rushes into the lounge and tells the heckler to wait to strike until the lights... (full context)