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THE MORE THE MERRIER


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It was on TCM this afternoon. Coincidentally, I am currently reading David Brinkley's book about wartime Washington, and one of the things he discusses is the housing shortage. He tells the joke going around at the time-------" A guy is walking across the Potomac bridge to Virginia, he looks down, and he sees a guy drowning in the water. He yells at him, "What's your name and address?" The guy answers. He rushes to that address to try to rent the now-vacant apartment. The landlord says, "It's already rented". The guy asks "How can that be?". The landlord responds, "It was rented by the guy who threw him off the bridge".

 

Edited by: finance on Nov 6, 2013 6:18 PM

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Most of the people looking for places to live in Washington during WW II were young women. But it's not true that women outnumbered men by 10 to 1. Maybe that was the ratio for residents, but the city was always overrun by servicemen coming through town, and there was certainly no shortage of men for single women to meet. The scene in THE MORE THE MERRIER with ten women falling all over McCrea was just for laughs........Also, in the film, Leon Henderson and Donald Nelson were mentioned. Do you know who these men were? Brinkley devotes attention to both of them..

 

Edited by: finance on Nov 7, 2013 3:10 PM

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