A.C. Gilbert Saves Christmas

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John Tudor
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A.C. Gilbert Saves Christmas

Postby John Tudor » December 21st, 2016, 2:53 pm

From The Library of Congress website:
A.C. Gilbert’s Successful Quest to Save Christmas
Alfred C. Gilbert was determined to do something, because he felt toys were still important, even in the face of a world war...

http://blogs.loc.gov/inside_adams/2016/ ... =twloc-ww1
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Richard Kaufman
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Re: A.C. Gilbert Saves Christmas

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 21st, 2016, 3:51 pm

A load of baloney. A.C. Gilbert was determined to make a lot of money, that's all.
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Re: A.C. Gilbert Saves Christmas

Postby Richard Hatch » December 21st, 2016, 6:01 pm

This was made into a TV movie for CBS back in 2002 with Jason Alexander in the A. C. Gilbert role:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man_W ... _Christmas

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