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Re: Sid Ceasar and Phones in Comedy
Wed, 31 Aug 2005 16:40:30 EDT

In a message dated Tue, 30 Aug 2005 16:01:57 -0700, writes:

> wrote:

>> letting it properly return. The man then made another call, this time
>> dialing only three digits. "Long Distance? Get me Walt Disney in
>> Hollywood!".

> 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.

Was this true in LA, which was still primarily step at this time?
Most predominantly step cities used "110" for the Long Distance

Predominantly panel type cities (including those that had some
crossbar mixed in by this time) used "211."

Wes Leatherock

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