[Ads-l] Antedating of "Ultimate Frisbee"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Jan 19 16:48:48 EST 2022


Columbia High School has an amazing roster of famous alumni for a school other than a national prep school or a big public school in a city like New York or Boston.  Here are some of them:

Ahmed Best (played infamous role of Jar Jar Binks in infamous Star Wars prequels)
Lauryn Hill
Alfred Kinsey
Roy Scheider
Elisabeth Shue
Teresa Wright
Paul Ehrlich
Bruce Feirstein (author of Real Men Don't Eat Quiche)
Frank Langella
Mark Rudd (SDS leader)
Robert Sheckley (science fiction writer)

Fred Shapiro

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Note that the "Joel Silver" listed below went on to be a movie producer:
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(Die Hard, The Matrix, Lethal Weapon, etc.)

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1971 [copyright registration] 2 Sept.

COLUMBIA HIGH SCHOOL, MAPLEWOOD, N.J.
VARSITY FRISBEE TEAM.
Columbia High School, Maplewood,
New Jersey presents Ultimate
Frisbee official rules, 1971-1972.
8 p.   Appl.  authors:  Richard
Denburg & others.   © CHS Varsity
Frisbee Team  (Richard Denberg,
Irvin Kalb & Joel Silver);  2Sep71;
A286836.

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>  ultimate Frisbee (OED 1972)
>
>  1971 The Item of Millburn and Short Hills (Millburn, N.J.) 9 Dec. 11/3 (Newspapers.com)
>  Officially known as "Ultimate Frisbee," the game, played with a saucer-shaped plastic disc
>  about the size of a record album, was originated four years ago by students at Columbia
>  High School.
>
>  Fred Shapiro




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