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Monday, June 22, 2015
some theater chat, 1890's
From a funny little book of tidbits picked up in the lobby and around the theaters of Cincinnati by a fellow called Al Thayer comes this tongue in cheek tale of the luck a cat brings to the players...
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...They have a mascot cat at Havlin's, which ran in from the street the other day. Since that time all the boys are playing in luck. Joe Havlin found ten cents in the lobby, and Pap Jones met a man who went in on a dead-head ticket and spoke well of the show. The latter is something out of the ordinary.
-- from Thayer, A. (1894) Pickings from Lobby Chatter in the Cincinnati Enquirer. [n.p.]. 58.