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« Reply #30 on: February 14, 2013, 08:30:04 AM »

Quickly: Go to the ATM, make a large cash withdrawal, then go out and BUY YOURSELF A SENSE OF HUMOR. We'd all appreciate it.

Who's "We"?

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« Reply #31 on: February 14, 2013, 09:19:45 AM »

Me, myself, and I.

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« Reply #32 on: February 14, 2013, 11:26:25 AM »

Just what I thought.

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« Reply #33 on: February 14, 2013, 02:56:05 PM »

Did you imagine, Li'l Duce, that only you could use the royal "we"?

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« Reply #34 on: February 14, 2013, 03:00:17 PM »

Did I?

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« Reply #35 on: February 14, 2013, 05:31:36 PM »

You got to remember this was the very height and also the very brink of the end of the great "luxury name train" era and it was cheaper than flying, $100 Chicago to LA vs about $300 air see below

AIR TRAVEL IN THE 1950s
Coach Class
In the 1950s the American aviation industry grew dramatically. Airline companies had gradually adopted the technological improvements of World War II for their civilian planes, and commercial air travel became faster and more comfortable. It also became cheaper as new planes accommodating more people were introduced. Airlines began to offer "air coach class" seating, priced to compete with railroad's "coach" business. By paying coach fares, passengers could fly almost anywhere in the country for about one hundred dollars, one-third less than airfares of the late 1940s. "For the first time the ordinary man began to fly with us," observed Juan Trippe, longtime head of Pan American. By 1955 more Americans were traveling by air than by railroad.

Check out the accommodations on the "Train of the Stars" basically a rolling hotel:

http://www.newyorksocialdiary.com/node/1903281/print

On a side note next time you watch the film pay attention to the last sequence on the train just after Paul Maxey blocks the corridor so that McGraw and Jacqueline White can escape the reporters in the opposite direction, just as they leave the train, behind McGraw in a pouch against the wall sticking out is a brochure for TWA nice product placement Howard.

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« Reply #36 on: February 27, 2013, 06:41:43 AM »

TCM will be showing the movie again, on Friday March 8th at 11:15 AM EST http://www.tcm.com/schedule/index.html?tz=est&sdate=2013-03-08


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