[Ads-l] Antedating of "Glitz"

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 24 13:14:20 EDT 2017


Thanks Peter. Here is an instance of "glitz" in a college paper
theater review in Illinois.

Date: Monday, May 04, 1970
Newspaper: The Daily Northwestern
Newspaper Location: Evanston, Illinois
Article: WAA-MU Show does nothing justice by Joan Paylo (continuation
title: WAA-MU loses magic)
Start Page 3, Quote Page 5

[Begin excerpt]
The staging of WAA-MU lacked glitz and drew yawns. In Grady's "If You
Want to Ride the Sun," Tom Rehfield's strong voice was muddled by
walking instead of dancing.
[End excerpt]

Garson


On Thu, Aug 24, 2017 at 12:54 PM, Peter Reitan <pjreitan at hotmail.com> wrote:
> April 1973
>
> In a review of a production of a German play in England - the play is set at a Ziegfeld-style theater in the 1930s.
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> "The story takes place between the show stoppers, and I gather that this juxtapositino of glitz and grime is intended as some kind of political comment on the economic contrasts of the time . . . ."
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> The Observer (London), April 1, 1973, page 35.
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> Antedating of glitzy? Etymonline has it it 1966.  Pepsi had an ad campaign for its new chocolate softdrink, Glitzy, in 1966, but it is a bit older.
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> "Such a pleasant relief to come upon a good taste - non-corny album cover in the sea of glitzy, nudie, precious, unimaginative LP sleeves . . ."
> Dorothy Kilgallen's syndicated column, The Daily Journal (Vineland, New Jersey), May 22, 1964, page 12.
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> glitz (OED 1977)
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> 1974 _Los Angeles Free Press_ 21 June 9 (advt) (Independent Voices)   The S=
> tory of Cinder Hoople  (A tale of rock 'n' roll glitz and glamour).
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> Fred Shapiro
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