[Ads-l] Antedating of "Glitz"

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 24 16:52:09 UTC 2017

Thanks, Fred. Here is an instance of "glitz" appearing in a review
within a London newspaper in April 1973. The production under analysis
was the musical "Little Man—What Now?"  from the Bochum Schauspielhaus

Date: April 1, 1973
Newspaper: The Observer
Newspaper Location: London, Greater London, England
Section: The Observer Review
Article: Window on the world by Robert Brustein
Quote Page 35, Column 1


[Begin excerpt]
The story takes place between the show stoppers, and I gather that
this juxtaposition of glitz and grime is intended as some kind of
political comment on the economic contrasts of the time...
[End excerpt]


On Thu, Aug 24, 2017 at 11:48 AM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu> wrote:
> glitz (OED 1977)
> 1974 _Los Angeles Free Press_ 21 June 9 (advt) (Independent Voices)   The Story of Cinder Hoople  (A tale of rock 'n' roll glitz and glamour).
> Fred Shapiro
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