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Orange on St. Patrick's Day?: A 1933 Talk of the Town Anecdote

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Pollux writes:

The Talk of the Town for the March 25, 1933 issue of The New Yorker offers this St. Patrick’s Day-themed anecdote. An “observant and conscientious gentleman,” glancing at the storefront of Altman’s on Fifth Avenue, sees an array of dresses, none of which are green-colored.

Of the dresses, “fully half of which were orange.” The gentleman calls Altman’s and gets in touch with the stylist. The stylist is grateful for the gentleman’s call.

That very night, “the display had been changed to include a liberal sprinkling of emerald…”

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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