Maybe ESSNAY is Pig Latin for NIX ? :-)
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That's from the olden days before email - return your manuscript?
Essanay Film MFG Co. / Essanay Studios, 1333 W. Argyle St., Chicago, ILL (sic.). “S and A” for the company's founders: Spoor & Anderson. Their "mascot" was a stereotypical Indian Chief in war bonnet. Chaplin made 15 films in their Chicago studios before moving to their location in sunny California.And of course in the Olden Days, a typed ms represented considerable expense & effort; returning it was a courteous and decent thing to do. Studios these days immediately discard any unsolicited ms without comment.
A.S. I found Chaplin's old studio over by the railroad tracks in Burlingame back in about '76. It was quite a find but I was to dumb in those days to recognize it. There was a small room full of tagged & exposed film cans - they all went to the dump because I didn't know any better.
Wonderful thread. I love the pig Latin. Ha!
You'd be mortified to get it back with, 'Not Interesting", wouldn't you? Still, at least they sugarcoated 'Boring' in the two words, 'Not Interesting', which is somehow less devastating than the single punch, 'Boring', as in 'Bor-ING'.
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