Big Easy (1948); Anyone who sees a psychiatrist...

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Tue Sep 18 21:20:27 UTC 2001


   "Big Easy," one of the nicknames for New Orleans, is said to have been coined in the 1960s (according to the papers I read in the Historic New Orleans Collection).
   From the NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE, 27 December 1948, pg. 13, col. 7, "Matter of Fact" by Joseph Alsop:

   _Big Easy 103_
   BERLIN.  (...)  Thirty-five minutes earlier Big Easy 103 had come in from Tempelhof.

(It's the name of an airplane.  This is easy to trace in military records--ed.)


   A classic line.
   From THIS WEEK, NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE, "Best Laughs of 1948" by Irving Hoffman (of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER), 26 December 1948, pg. 4, col. 1:

   Good Goldwynism:  "Anybody who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined."  (Later Sam said the Goldwynism wasn't his'n.)

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