Yes, I had one of those steam-powered computers, and the screen had done something to the script. It had transmogrified into hieroglyphs, into just [bleep bleurgh]. Not words; not anything that I could recognise, just funny shapes. I got the bloke round, the computer bloke round and he couldn’t work it out.
My favourite piece from this year’s TD Summer Reading Club. This is the centrefold poster in the program’s magazine, designed to showcase not only all the characters, but the different types of activities central to this year’s Making theme: art, music, crafts, textiles, building, inventions, electronics, photography, gardening, cooking, and of course, reading.
Elaine Stritch rests her bike, reads a note, almost causes a riot.
NEW YORK, June 26—TOLD TO KEEP HER SHIRT ON – Blonde Elaine Stritch, understudy to Ethel Merman in the Broadway hit, “Call Me Madam,” wears halter and shorts which cause her arrest in Central Park. Today she was fined $1 and told by Magistrate Emilio Jones, “A beautiful girl like you could cause a small riot and cause a large crowd to collect by removing your shirt.” “Well,” she replied, “I was there all day and nothing happened.” (AP, 1951)