Strip Poker (1919)

Bapopik at AOL.COM Bapopik at AOL.COM
Thu Mar 20 02:43:47 UTC 2003

  "Strip poker" was not coined in the 1920s play CHICAGO.  It was in another play, a few years earlier.

Barry "Get me Catherine Zeta-Jones's T-Mobile number!" Popik

   16 February 1919, NEW YORK TIMES, pg. 42:
   In the current season a play was produced in which four of the characters, obviously of the loosest possible morals, engaged in a game of "strip poker," in which the player who lost a hand took off one more garment.  The more scantily clad of the women kept losing; and, as it all happened among friends (on the stage) the audience had a bad quarter hour of apprehension...

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