A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from March 27, 2010
“Nothing is older than yesterday’s newspaper”

Entry in progress—B.P.

1 July 1926, Seattle (WA) Daily Times, “Bo-Broadway” by Can Raalte, pg. 6, col. 4:
The one thing in this world older than yesterday’s newspaper is a “new” Broadway revue.

Google News Archive
1 June 1936, Pittsburgh (PA) Press, “Movie Acting Puny Pursuit” by Henry Sutherland, pg. 22, col. 3:
“As I said once to Marlene Dietrich, ‘why worry? Millions may sleep through this week’s picture, but last week’s picture is older than yesterday’s newspaper, and that’s the oldest thing in the world.’”

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9 June 1936, Spartanburg (SC) Herald. “News Behind the News” by Paul Mallon, pg. 3, col. 4:
Ordinarily a good rumor can run the rounds of 1,500 politicos and 700 newsmen here within an hour. Ten minutes later they are older than yesterday’s newspaper.

a href="http://books.google.com/books?id=iiUMAQAAIAAJ&q=%22older+than+yesterday’s+newspaper%22&dq=%22older+than+yesterday’s+newspaper%22&lr=&as_drrb_is=b&as_minm_is=0&as_miny_is=1800&as_maxm_is=0&as_maxy_is=1966&num=100&as_brr=0&ei=ieCtS9yiJJjuyATLx5nyCw&cd=16">Google Books
Jobs in Rural Journalism
Second Edition
By Elmo Scott Watson; Science Research Associates.
Chicago, IL
1939
Pg. 10:
“Nothing is older than yesterday’s newspaper” because enormously complex news-gathering organizations, fed by a golden stream of advertisers’ dollars, can bring us reports of today’s news a a price which scarcely covers the cost of raw paper!

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23 February 1942, Lewiston (ME) Evening Journal, pg. 4, col. 1:
The Journal tomorrow will include the “Auburn Centenary Edition,” a 44-page tabloid supplement.

It may be true, generally, that here is nothing older than “yesterday’s newspaper.” Here is an exception;...

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13 November 1952, Sarasota (FL) Herald Tribune, “Pickin’ Dixie” by Bill Ferguson, pg. 9, col. 3:
ATLANTA, Nov. 12 (UP)—Operating on the theory that nothing is older than yesterday’s newspaper, here’s a preview on Saturday’s Dixie scoreboard.

2 August 1955, Fort Pierce (FL) News-Tribune, “Today’s Bargain—Your Daily Newspaper,” pg. 4, col. 2:
There is the old saying that nothing is older than yesterday’s newspaper. Quite a lot of truth in that for, after all, it is the duty and obligation of a daily paper to keep its readers informed of what is happening NOW!

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMedia/Newspapers/Magazines/Internet • (0) Comments • Saturday, March 27, 2010 • Permalink