Windsor blade sign above the Green Hornet streetcar, circa 1950. Photo credit The Trolley Dodger

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Windsor blade sign above the Green Hornet streetcar, circa 1950. Photo credit The Trolley Dodger

Windsor blade sign above the Green Hornet streetcar, circa 1950.
Photo credit The Trolley Dodger.

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Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on June 24, 2018 at 10:02 am

“Blade” is a word frowned on by theatre historians. That type of sign is known as an “upright” or “vertical.” “Blade” was apparently started by a child who saw a resemblance to swords used in dueling scenes by the likes of Douglas Firbanks, Errol Flynn, and Tyrone Power.

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