Wet clothes...Dry Martini (1940)

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Dec 4 02:53:06 UTC 2004

On Sun, 28 Nov 2004 Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:

> Chicago Daily Tribune (1872-1963). Chicago, Ill.: Apr 30, 1940. p. 3 (1 page)
> "Now...out of these wet clothes
> ...and into a dry Martini"...*
> *Bon mot by Benchley

This was a Mae West-ism, not a Benchley-ism (screenplay for _Every Day's a
Holiday_, 1937).

Fred Shapiro

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