BY LUM EDWARDS
|MAYBE you fokes
ain't as Backwoodsy as I am, but when I come out to Hollywood and
got to be a Actor, I found out thet fokes in the Show Business talks a
heap differnt than we do down at Pine Ridge, so I am writin' this
page as a sorta Dickshunary, so's if any of you happens to come out here,
it won't take you a month to find out what the other fokes is talkin' about,
like it did me...Fer incidence...
Apron: The front part of the stage where the footlights is at.
|Kleig Eyes: Sore eyes that the actors
git from the strong lights.
Location: A place away from the studio where they make movin' pitchers.
Mugging: Making funny faces.
Nut: Expenses of running the theayter.
Nifty Patter: A lot of jokes and funny sayin's.
Overheads: Lights over the stage.
Props: The furniture, lamps, or anything on the stage except the scenery.
Plug: A good writeup in the newspaper about a actor.
Roll Em: Start the cameras goin', to take pictures.
Single: A man who entertains all by hisself.
Still: A photograph of a scene in a movin' pitcher.
Shelf: The balcony of a theayter.
Trailer: A few scenes of a movie to advertise it.
Toby: A funny feller in a playe, who wears a red wig.
Three sheet: To show off.
Upstage: The part of the stage that's away from the audience.
Vaude: Vaudeville acts.
Wings: The side of the stage where the actors come out of, to perform.
Wow: A big hit, or a real funny joke.
X: A mark in the actor's part, telling him to cross the stage.
Yes Man: A feller who is hired by a producer to agree with everything he says.
Zany: A comedian, or a clown.