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A Timely Quiz from 1938

11 Jan
    Who is visiting Nottingham?

    America's Cup

    — Gentleman Tim

     

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  1. Gentleman Tim

    January 11, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    Though he had quite a lot in common with these tiger killing visitors, Howard Hill would have been off the mark in this particular photo.

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  2. Tina

    January 11, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    Hi tricky Tim;
    I would say that this is a TEAM visiting the set, question is what team? As sailing is in my blood, I’ll take a wild guess and say this team is visiting especially Errol and would therefore be a sailing team.
    Did by any chance Harold Vanderbilt’s “Ranger” crew visit the set? “Ranger” was the winners of the 1937 America Cup, which was also the last race of the America Cup until 1956 due to WWII.

     
    • Gentleman Tim

      January 11, 2016 at 4:42 pm

      Ahoy, Tina! So good to hear from you!!

      Harold Vanderbilt is a sterling answer. Very clever and timely indeed, but not quite on the correct course for this quiz.

      Today’s quiz relates very much to today specifically. The answer includes someplace in the United States. Thinling inside the grid and proceeding alphabetically is a very good way to get there.

       
      • Gentleman Tim

        January 11, 2016 at 4:46 pm

        P.S. As good and successful as they were at what they did, Howard Hill may well have been just as good, maybe even good enough to give them a few tips … and I don’t mean arrow tips (though some of Howard’s pre-Hollywood fans may have liked if he had.)

         
      • Tina

        January 11, 2016 at 4:53 pm

        Tim, thank you, but this makes no sense to me?
        Thinling inside the grid and proceeding alphabetically is a very good way to get there. Thinling? inside the grid? what grid? Wow!

         
        • Gentleman Tim

          January 11, 2016 at 5:01 pm

          You know I have to make these quizzes so that you can’t answer in the first five seconds, Tina!

          Howard would have been quite neighbourly with these fellows, though not a fan or supporter most of the year. Nevertheless, they really rose to the occasion back in ’38.

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        • Gentleman Tim

          January 11, 2016 at 5:48 pm

          Inside this type of grid, Tina.

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          • Tina

            January 11, 2016 at 10:05 pm

            Thanks Tim, but I wouldn’t know where to start, not my cup of tea!

             
        • Gentleman Tim

          January 11, 2016 at 9:39 pm

          Proceeding alphabetically will get you there most expeditiously.

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  3. Gentleman Tim

    January 11, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    Errol was probably hoping for this group to visit, too, and vice versa! They were nearby.

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    • Tina

      January 11, 2016 at 9:45 pm

      I have no idea, you got me this time!

       
      • Tina

        January 11, 2016 at 10:00 pm

        Thank you very muchTexas Gal! Ask me about sailing I am o.k . but I am not at home with Football, Rugby and or Baseball. Thank you and congratulations!
        Take care!

         
      • Gentleman Tim

        January 11, 2016 at 10:47 pm

        Yes, Tina. While in town for the Rose Bowl in 1938, members of the University of Alabama football team visited Errol at Warner Brothers Studios. This is timely because Alabama plays for the National Championship tonight.

        The Howard Hill connection is that, among other very notable athletic accomplishments, Howard Hill was a football star for the Auburn Tigers, the intrastate arch rival of the University of Alabama.

         
        • Tina

          January 11, 2016 at 11:07 pm

          That is very interesting indeed! Do I understand right that the two arch rivals play tonight? Alabama plays tonight against the Auburn Tigers for the Championship? As these two teams have not met on the field since 1938. Is that the great story behind your quiz?
          If so, that is outstanding!

           
          • Gentleman Tim

            January 11, 2016 at 11:17 pm

            No, not quite that great of a story, Tina! Alabama played California in ’38 and Clemson tonight. The Auburn connection is strictly because of Howard Hill.

             
 
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