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  • Joan Marie Verba
    ... Fasten your seat belts, it s going to be a bumpy night is derived from Fasten your seat belts, it s going to be a bumpy FLIGHT. Seat belts were on
    Message 1 of 1 , May 16, 2003
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      "Ernest S. Tomlinson" wrote:

      > (Apropos of nothing, how common were seat-belts in 1950? I ask because
      > one of Bette Davis's most famous lines, "Fasten your seat-belts, it's
      > going to be a bumpy night," dates back to _All About Eve_ in 1950, and if
      > I remember my automotive history, seat-belts were very uncommon in cars
      > then, certainly not standard issue.)

      "Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy night" is derived from
      "Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy FLIGHT." Seat belts
      were on passenger airplanes at that time.

      Seat belts on cars did not become required until 1964.

      Joan
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