Monday, November 21, 2011

A Movie and a Serving Platter

 Company coming for Thanksgiving?  Dragging out the "good" service for eight?  Don't have a "good" service for eight?  This theater is offering "Vermillion Rose Dinnerware for the Ladies".  It's 1943, and they hadn't yet started calling these "dish night" items "Depression glass".

Jane Withers is on the bill in "Johnny Doughboy" with Henry Wilcoxon and William Demarest, with "Let's Have Fun" with Margaret Lindsay and John Beal as the second feature. 

Better get down there and get your free butter dish.  Or, maybe it's a serving platter this week.  In six months, you'll have that service for eight.

For more on Depression Glass, have a look at this previous post.

6 comments:

Caftan Woman said...

"Let's Have Fun"? That's one of the few movies featuring Bert "The Mad Russian" Gordon - a friend of mine since "The Dick Van Dyke Show" blogathon.

I find movie theatres so unenticing these days that they'll have to reintroduce dish night if they want my patronage. I like free stuff!

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

Leave it to you to know the character actors.

I agree, bring back dish night. I have a few broken teacups that need replacing.

The Lady Eve said...

Dish night is a real enticement, but the feature would have to be something more appealing than "Happy Feet Two" or the "Twilight Saga"...

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

My Lady, you have a point. I'm not sure a lot of our current movies are worth even a new soup bowl.

Page said...

Jacqueline,
Who do I speak to about my free toast rack? What...this wasn't a giveaway? Well I never! And leave it to Caftan Women to outshine the rest of us. Can I have her butter dish?

I haven't heard back on joining in on the Six Degrees of Separation game so I hope you'll add a logo and join in on the fun starting Friday.
Happy Thanksgiving.
Oh, and once again that music is so beautiful I don't want to leave! Oh, okay your bodyguard just motioned for me to exit stage left.
Page

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

I don't think you could pry that butter dish away from CW with a crowbar.

The "Six Degrees" game sounds fun, but I'm going to sit this one out, and maybe join another time.

My bodyguard, Gary Cooper, is a lot meaner than he looks, so you'd better do as he says. Especially when John Wayne is his assistant. But, my secretary, Dana Andrews, will take your name and information, and I'll get back to you.