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Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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Sandwiches, two cups of Coffee and each of us a 4th of a warm mince meat pie!...Imagine all that delightful food for 55¢. < 11 / 15 / 31 > Ethel's mother sent a huge box of food – crackers, sardines, jelly, anchovy, peanut butter, cheese, tea, dates, figs, cake, apples and cookies. < 11 / 24 / 31 > With the first regular television broadcasts still a decade away, a fascination with Hollywood was an obsession even greater than today. At the Community Playhouse in Wellesley Hills (which screened double fea- tures and currently houses Bertucci's) Mary Jane "wept copious tears" when Sam's dog died in Penrod and Sam, pronounced George Arliss "splendid" in Alexander Hamilton, and raved about Greta Garbo and John Barrymore in "a marvelous new picture," Grand Hotel. The projectionist would alert the students in attendance to their impend- ing 10:00 pm curfew by flashing a time warn- ing on the screen. The management catered to its young audience in another way, as well: The movie at Wellesley Hills is starting the system of reversing the order of show- ing the two features the second night and then giving out Return checks. We never Letters from Wellesley 74 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 4 The Wellesley Inn was a lodging of choice for college visitors in the 1930s C O U R T E S Y O F W E L L E S L E Y H I S T O R I C A L S O C I E T Y 068-076_WWMa14_Letters from Wellesley_v4_WellesleyWeston Magazine 2/1/14 4:05 PM Page 74

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