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Feb 7, 1937 – Did you ever hear of man-made snow?

07 Feb
Feb 7, 1937 – Did you ever hear of man-made snow?

[This is the second of two letters that I failed to post in sequence. Here is a link to the letter that preceded it, January 23, 1937. LAG]

Feb 7, 1937
I think I need a secretary to help me catch up with my mail.

Ski Jump

Ski Jump at Soldier Field

Did you ever hear of man-made snow? We are having here in Chicago a big ski-jumping show in the stadium. Since it is quite cold now but no snow, they made “artificial” snow. This is all in our big stadium in the middle of town!

Ski Jumper

Ski Jumping over the Skyline.

I would like to go ice-skating some time, but our room is too small to have anything else (no matter how small) to put in. As Leonard says: “We have to step out of the room to change our minds.”

Last week we saw 2 German movies, “Gluckskinder,” with Willy Fritsch and Lillian Harvey, very nice – and “Weiber-Wirtschaft,” playing in the Alps, very funny.

I may go to Sumter S.C. [to see] Leonard’s sister next May. Not definite yet.

Love,
Trudel

Video clip from a hit number from the 1936 German film, Glückskinder

 

About Leonard Grossman

Writing about the online world since 1992: The ModemJunkie's Portal Taught school in the inner-city from 1967-78, Government lawyer from 1979-2010. Married to the incredible Cindy Barnard. Proud father of Sarah and grandfather of Gavin.
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5 Responses to Feb 7, 1937 – Did you ever hear of man-made snow?

  1. Barrie Ward

    July 7, 2014 at 8:00 am

    The photographs of the ski jump at soldier field are quite awesome …

     
  2. Linda

    July 7, 2014 at 8:40 am

    Just delightful! Reading. Watching. Remembering. And understanding!

     
  3. Batyah Ginzberg

    February 7, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    This is a very nice letter that your dear Mother Trudel wrote about movies. My Mother Jarie’s 88th birthday is today, on Feb. 7th, 2015. In 1937, today on Feb. 7th, the date of your Mother’s letter, my Mother was 10 years old. She often speaks of good times she and her friends had at the movies. It was some of the only entertainment available to youths at that time. She saw many movies and speaks of them even today. Thank you, Len, for sending me these posts, I enjoy them very much!

     
  4. Batyah Ginzberg

    February 7, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    This is a very nice letter that your dear Mother Trudel wrote about movies. My Mother Jarie’s 88th birthday is today, on Feb. 7th, 2015. In 1937, today on Feb. 7th, the date of your Mother’s letter, my Mother was 10 years old. She often speaks of good times she and her friends had at the movies. It was some of the only entertainment available to youths at that time. She saw many movies and speaks of them even today. Thank you, Len, for sending me these posts, I enjoy them very much!

     
    • Leonard Grossman

      February 7, 2015 at 11:01 pm

      Thank you for your note, Batya.

      It makes a difference.

       

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