Posted ByBarbara Thunell on October 13, 2003 at 17:29:12:
In Reply to: Eastern Columbia, Broadway at Nine? posted byAlex Buck on October 12, 2003 at 23:10:02:
: I've heard some late 1940's shows make a reference to Eastern Columbia, Broadway at Nine or some such address. From the context, it sounds like a burlesque establishment. What's the inside gag?
The reference is Eastern Columbia, Broadway at Ninth. It was a reference to a department store in downtown Los Angeles. It must have been from a radio jingle advertising the store. Incidentally, that is very close to the May Co. where Mary worked.