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Blue Law

Posted June 11, 2015 by admin with Comments Off on Blue Law in Movies

BLUE LAW ADVOCATES ACTIVE IN SPOTS Test Cases on Sunday Closing Being Forced; Book and Film Censorship Agitated; New Jersey Situation Troublesome SUNDAY closing and other Blue Laws continued to be agitated in several communities this week. A Southern exhibitor is making a test ease based on the Florida court ruling that “Sunday” ends at sundown on ,that date. An outstanding development of last week was the farcical proceeding in connection with the jailing of Walter Reade, New Jersey exhibitor, for Sunday shows at theatres which he positively denies ownership-with bail fixed at $15,000. Reade is trying to bring the matter to the attention of Federal courts, and hence did not tight the action brought against him. He was released …

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Movie Palaces

Posted June 11, 2015 by admin with Comments Off on Movie Palaces in Movies

The upmarket movie theaters of the 1920s were referred to as movie palaces due to the high standard of construction and fittings. A typical example of these movie palaces was the Capitol Theatre of Niagra Falls which is described below. You can read about plans to restore the Capitol Theatre here CAPITOL THEATRE, NIAGARA FALLS, MEETS DEMAND FOR FAMILY THEATRE NIAGARA FALLS’ new Capitol theatre has been opened to the public. Completed at a cost of over $300,000, in arrangement of the interior and richness of design this beautiful community house on Niagara street, near Thirteenth, is one of the most attractive in western New York. The Capitol, which is owned by the Niagara Theatre corporation, with Thomas De Santis, …

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Social Dancing in Boston in 1924

Posted August 3, 2014 by admin with No Comments in Dance

THE modern social dance is of distinctly recent growth. It is as yet in an embryonic state. Eventually it will yield to one or the other of the two forces that have molded and controlled all dancing from Adam’s time, first the effect on the dancer and second the effect on the audience. As a general thing the more civilized the nation the more important in its dancing becomes the second of these factors and the less important the first. Among primitive nations the dance served mainly to arouse and work upon the feelings and passions of those dancing, while among the more civilized nations the opinion of the onlooker became more influential and the emotions of the dancer more …

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College Exams Abolished 1921

Posted August 2, 2014 by admin with No Comments in 1920's

ABOLISHING COLLEGE EXAMS A NEW TERROR may await the fearsome student instead of the bed of roses that the removal of the examination test promises. Just what the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania may propose as a substitute for the “mid-years” and “finals” that they have announced abolished will be awaited with interest by academic authorities all over the country. “Examinations were introduced, not for the purpose of instruction,” says the Boston Daily Globe, “but to drive the worst laggards out of town,” and “the device has attained a certain moderate success.” Thus: “Biennially a batch of exceptionally stupid youths is ejected from the lower classes. But it is amazing to what an extent the examinations have failed …

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Correct Colors for Certain Blondes and Brunettes Part 3

Posted July 30, 2014 by admin with No Comments in 1920's

Titian and Auburn Hair Types Part 3 of a 1927 magazine article on choosing fashion colors to suit your hair color and personality THERE are four distinct groups in this class. First, the Titian blonde. The true Titian blonde has flaming red hair that is vivid enough not to be called blond and light enough not to be called auburn; blue, gray or green eyes and a fair, colorless complexion. Any deviation from this true type must be taken into consideration when selecting shades—complexion deviations in particular. Second, the Titian brunette. The true Titian brunette has flaming hair, brown eyes and fair, colorless skin. Third, the auburn blonde. This type has hair that is copper colored, darker than Titian hair, …

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Free Biscuit Recipes from 1924

Posted July 30, 2014 by admin with No Comments in 1920's

PINWHEEL BISCUIT RECIPE To create variety, a baking-powder biscuit mixture may be made into pinwheel biscuits, a kind of hot bread that is always pleasing to children. Such biscuits, which are illustrated in Fig. 14, differ from cinnamon rolls only in the leavening agent used, cinnamon rolls being made with yeast and pinwheel biscuits with baking powder. More biscuit recipes here… PINWHEEL BISCUITS (Sufficient to Serve Six) 2 c. flour 1 tsp. salt 4 tsp. baking powder 2 Tb. fat 3/4 c. milk 2 Tb. butter 1/3 c. sugar 1 Tb. cinnamon 3/4 c. chopped raisins To make the dough, combine the ingredients in the same way as for baking-powder biscuits. Roll it on a well-floured board until it is …

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Rabbit Cooking Recipes from 1918

Posted July 28, 2014 by admin with Comments Off on Rabbit Cooking Recipes from 1918 in Food

Rabbits may have been a problem in the U.S. and Australia in the first half of the 20th century, but they also provided an important food source for poorer families. These article from the Ladies Home Journal offers lots of different recipes for cooking rabbits. JACK RABBITS have for many years been regarded as pests in the Southwest. That they should ever become a staple article of food, as well as a money-maker for the Red Cross country units of Oklahoma, was a surprise to even the wide-awake country club women who, by judicious newspaper publicity, frequent rabbit drives and skillful cooking, created both demand and supply. Not only did they furnish the city markets, but they first cut oft …

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Duncan Phyfe Furnishings Part 3

Posted July 27, 2014 by admin with 1 Comment in 1920's

ALL the modern furniture in the living room pictured has been chosen because of its distinct Duncan Phyfe characteristics, or else for its suitability for blending harmoniously with the modem renditions of this style. The sofa has real distinction, a swing and flare of line ennobled by its delicately carved frame of mahogany and its fine upholstery. The atlas globe is remarkable for the beauty of its Phyfe stand of mahogany; the flip-top card table shows a lyre motif in its under-construction ; the small side chair, one of a pair, shows the use of the lyre motif also in its back. A wing chair of about this time and a comfortable flounced armchair add notes of variety in their …

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