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Dave Rosenbaum levels charge of tolerable mistake in CM reporting

Comments re photo 46164 Favorite Old Poster Columbian Theatre Calendar 1969 writes:
Well, it's not often that I find CM to contain error but today you have made a tolerable mistake. The Columbian Theatre Calendar is a misprint. It is represented that this calendar is from 1969. That is impossible since one of the movies showing was The Odd Couple with Jack Lemon and Walter Mathau. I distinctly recall that The Odd Couple debuted in the early 80's at the very earliest. I recall it as if it were yesterday! It just couldn't have been 1969! That would make it 43 years ago - impossible. - Dave Rosenbaum
Serious stuff, Bro. Dave: You've surely committed something by indirectly challenging so much we hold sacred:

The integrity of the Columbian Theatre and the greatest exhibitor of all times who ought to have won an Oscar as such, Charles Marshall; the Dixie Lithographing Company, Hon. Dean Quinn, and the Wikipedia Encyclopedia - even Ralph Roy and me.
However, in all probably-hood, in yore defense word of the 1968 production may not have reached Fairplay in the your ancient boyhood days, back in 1969, one year after The Odd Couple was made into a film - the year it hit the biggest screen between Nashville and Louisville in September 1969, right here in Columbia, KY - so the challenge has to be overlooked.

But, keeping an open mind, we'll ask the Adair County resident cinema guru, Lewis Williams, and whatever he says settles it for us. Okay with you? - EW


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Favorite Old Poster: Columbian Theatre Calendar 1969



2012-08-03 - Columbia, KY - Photo from collection of Dean Quinn.
Dean Quinn of Columbia, KY
shares this photo of a pristine copy of the Columbian Theatre's September 1969 show calendar. The calendar carries the name of one of the all time great exhibitors in Adair County's storied movie history, the late Charles Marshall, at one of Kentucky's greatest ever movie palaces and one of the few still around. Members of Charles Marshall's family, including ticket box manager Yvonne Marshall, and daughter Mikki, kept a friendly, welcoming show hall. It was also where then rising star Robert Flowers, soon to be CEO emeritus of the Bank of Columbia, got his start in businesss as the popcorn manager. Of course, the rest of the story is that Robert and Mikki dated, married, and lived happily ever after - to this day. And an aside, the calendar above were probably distributed in Columbia by Ralph Roy Waggener and/or me, Ed Waggener, along with the Sunday paper, then a big deal, too, for an extra $5-6 for most of the entire town. -EW

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