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Date: May 11, 2006 at 10:16:25
From: Dennis Shenk, [mobile-166-172-110-108.mycingular.net]
Subject: Re: Annie Oakley (more trivia)


In the theater business, a free ticket given out by the management is called an "Annie Oakley".

The back story is that in the early days management would punch a hole in the ticket and stub end of free passes so that the ticket stub count and the gate take could be reconciled after a performance. "Freebies" could also be identified at the gate and given special treatment if desired.

These punched tickets resembled the playing cards that Oakley had shot out of the air.


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