Sunday, December 31, 2006

More (or less) about coffee

Top: "Plenty of coffee," says sign in George Paris' cafe in Hollywood. Joker is that the second cup costs $100. Problem of customer who walks out, comes back, is unsolved.

Middle: Placards like one below have been up for some time in "B/G" chain of restaurants. Before April they featured the "bottomless cup" or all that one could drink for 10 cents. [editor's note: this is the first time I realized the keyboards do not have a "cent" sign! What happended to them?]

Bottom: Coffee queues have been the result of delay in rationing. The peaceful crowd above at Broadway & Bank Street, Baltimore, is not church-bound but waiting for coffee.

Life November 30, 1942


aunt karen said...

Answer to question in editor's note; Is this part of the test? I never know, I know how tough and tricky a teacher you are! More research....hold down alt key and enter "0162" on your number pad or go to for a chart....whew, I am not competive.

Steve Ramos said...

Hmmmmm. I'm gonna have to take a crowbar to Karen's knees and eliminate the competition. By the way, I wonder how Tanya Harding is these days?!!