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TOM SWIFTY

"I LOST MY CRUTCH," TOM SAID LAMELY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LIBRARY ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CRIPPLE

James Callow Keyword(s): PUN ; WEAKLY INEFFECTUALLY UNSATISFACTORILY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Wellerism Quotation

Date learned: NOT RECORDED

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IN THE THEATRE, IT IS COMMONLY BELIEVED THAT A HAT
ON THE BED IN THE DRESSING ROOM ON OPENING NIGHT
WILL BRING BAD LUCK TO THE PLAY OR COMPANY.

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MARY GOT FROM HER MOTHER.

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Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): Actor ; Bed ; BELIEF ; CLOTHING ; Fashion ; Hat ; LUCK ; Placement ; Play ; PREDICTION ; Stage ; SUPERSTITION ; THEATER

Subject headings: DRAMA -- Secular
BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Furniture (bed, table, chair, etc.)

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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ACTOR'S BELIEF

A HAT THROWN ON A BED MEANS BAD LUCK.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Actor ; Bed ; BELIEF ; CLOTHING ; Fashion ; Hat ; LUCK ; Placement ; Play ; PREDICTION ; Stage ; SUPERSTITION ; THEATER

Subject headings: DRAMA -- Secular
BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Furniture (bed, table, chair, etc.)

Date learned: 09-30-1965

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Custom

You should never say "good luck" to an actor or actress on opening night - you always say "break a leg"

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Keyword(s): Actor ; ACTRESS ; Break a Leg ; CUSTOM ; GOOD LUCK ; LUCK ; OMEN ; Opening Night ; Play ; Saying ; THEATER

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Trade & commerce

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