[PW] I told you not to call me at work... (or words to that effect)

Peter McCallum mccallumpeter09 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 23 09:08:31 PST 2016


While it certainly antedates the '30s, I can recall hearing it at the end
of a TV commercial for one of the first mass-market wrist watches that
featured a date function. That would probably have been ca. the mid-'70s.

-Pete McCallum

On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 9:26 AM, Katherine Harper <kharper4 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> This dates back at least to the early '30s in film, and probably long
> before that in stage plays. I associate the line with actors like Warren
> William and Ricardo Cortez, who often played semi-sleazy businessmen who
> cheated on their wives.
>
> Kathy
>
> Katherine Harper, Ph.D.
>
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> On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 9:18 AM, Burton, Donna <burtond at union.edu> wrote:
>
> > I remember a line from Pretty Woman that was "I told you not to pick up
> the
> > phone." Imagine that's too much of a stretch.
> >
> > Donna Burton
> > Reference Librarian
> > Schaffer Library
> > burtond at union.edu
> > Union College
> > Schenectady, NY 12308
> >
> > On Mon, Nov 21, 2016 at 10:13 PM, BenghauserPU66 <
> benghauserpu66 at gmail.com
> > >
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Any ideas as to source? I keep thinking it's from an old movie but as I
> > > reside at the Denver Home for The Bewildered I can't quite put my
> finger
> > on
> > > which one.
> > >
> > > Thanks.
> > > Tom Benghauser
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