I am trying to find out some information on a set of collector glasses. They are in the original box. On the box it has printed Talk of the Town. There are 8 glasses, each one having different sayings on them. I was told they were from the 1942 movie, starring Cary Grant.
But the sayings on the glasses do not make any sense to me, as coming from a movie. Such as one glass has on it, Ladies over 45 please remove your hats.
Another has, Those who have seen the entire show please pass out so others may do so.
I would really like any information you could help me with.
The sayings do sound like they belong with old time movies to me, particularly about the hats. Wearing fancy wide brimmed hats was quite the rage during the silent movie era, and it carried over for awhile into the talkies. It was very common for a sign to be flashed on the screen, asking the ladies to remove their hats. I guess the humor comes from the "over 45" reference. Both of the sayings that Roy quoted are humorous, so I'm assuming the other 6 sayings are, too(turned out to be a wrong assumption).
Well, he's sent me pictures of the glasses. Now I understand his confusion. While some of them are definitely movie related, others are puzzling. And not all of them have a humorous tone.
Here are the other sayings, as best as I could make out from the large pics he sent me:
Entire change of program Sunday, Tuesday, Friday
In Case of Fire Go to the Nearest EXIT
NOTICE Walk not Run in case of Fire
Good Night Call Again
One Moment Please While the Operator Changes Reels
But I was not able to find any information about this set of glasses anywhere on the net. I probably just didn't think of the right set of search terms. So if any of you recognize these glasses, or have better luck searching than I did, please comment, so Roy can learn more about his vintage set of glasses. If you have a guess as to their value, he'd be interested in your opinion, too.
nostalgia, Talk of the Town, old movies, Cary Grant, movie memorabelia