Gives Great War

James A. Landau JJJRLandau at AOL.COM
Tue Jul 30 20:59:42 UTC 2002

In a message dated 7/30/02 4:48:56 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
rkmck at EARTHLINK.NET writes:

> I remember it from the film "Silver Streak" from the 70's (?)  Jill
>  Clayburgh's character explains that, though she doesn't type or do
>  dictation, she was hired as a secretary because she gives "great
>  phone.

If it's the same move I'm thinking of (no, I didn't see it), "Silver Streak"
was released in the winter of 1985-86.

During the first play I ever worked backstage on ("Anything Goes", fall of
1977), the captain of the ship gets handed a note.  The note was supposed to
be a blank piece of paper, but on the final night it read "Gabriel gives good

               - Jim Landau

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