TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Long Distance = 211 (was Sid Ceasar and Phones)

Re: Long Distance = 211 (was Sid Ceasar and Phones)
Wed, 31 Aug 2005 00:38:45 -0600 wrote:

> Actually, that part was accurate around the LA area (or at least the
> suburban independents) in the 1950s. You dialed "0" for the local
> operator and "211" for the long distance operator.

In Alfred Hitchcock's "Rear Window," Jimmy Stewart is watching
(through a very long lens) his across-the-court neighbor (Raymond
Burr) as Burr picks up the phone and dials three digits. Stewart,
narrating the events to his girlfriend (Grace Kelly), recognizes "211"
and mutters "long distance."

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