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Cinemascope - I knew I had heard 'teched' in some 30's comedy/musical type movies - and just noticed one this weekend when re-watching Ready, Willing, and Able, spoken by Ruby Keeler. Thought you'd get a kick out of that!

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Cinemascope - I knew I had heard 'teched' in some 30's comedy/musical type movies - and just noticed one this weekend when re-watching Ready, Willing, and Able, spoken by Ruby Keeler. Thought you'd get a kick out of that!

 

In what context was it used? Was it pronounced TEK'd? :)

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Hey, couple of real doozies:

 

Remember my mentioning my Mom's use of "gallavanting"?

Well just t'other day I recalled the opposite: when you're trying to stall for time while going somewhere to do something, you're guilty of:

 

"Lollygagging"!

 

And just now, in my new DVD of the Busby Berkely musical "The Gang's All Here" (a real treat for all you Carmen Miranda fans!), I just heard Eugene Pallette caution Edward Everett Horton, upon barging into a NYC nightclub:

 

"Don't be a square from Delaware!"

 

That's just too cool for school!

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And just now, in my new DVD of the Busby Berkely musical "The Gang's All Here" (a real treat for all you Carmen Miranda fans!), I just heard Eugene Pallette caution Edward Everett Horton, upon barging into a NYC nightclub:

 

What did you think of the transfer, btw?

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I heard this nicely turned phrase out of the side of William Demarest's mouth in Whispering Smith(1949) last week, expressing his joy at seeing two boyhood pals Alan Ladd & Robert Preston together again:

"I'm so happy...that I could spit nickels!"

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