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Monday, March 22, 2021

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh my!

Dating back to 1868, Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo is one of a handful of the oldest in the United States.  Here's a trio of postcards dating from 1910 to 1923.

"I fed it -- Not."

The sender saw two plays while in Chicago.  The first was "Sally", which opened at the Colonial Theater the previous month.  That theater was torn down in 1924.  Here's a great photograph.
From the 1929 film adaptation.
Chet Baker's 1956 version:
Aretha Franklin recorded the song in 1962.
Tony Bennett sang it in 2015

The second play, a mystery, was "The Cat and the Canary".  I wasn't able to find a reference to it's Chicago run.  This is from it's 1922 Broadway production:


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