In Barnum's footsteps

VARIETY By MARK BORKOWSKI, Sun., Oct. 16, 2005, 12:00pm PT BIRD-BRAINED STUNT: To promote an upcoming movie based on Betty MacDonald’s book “The Egg and I,” publicist Jim Moran dressed in ostrich plumes and read excerpts to a sympathetic audience, in a ploy that typified the tone of the postwar times.