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High Class Milk Bar: 1935

High Class Milk Bar: 1935

New Zealand circa 1935. "Milk Bar at the Opera House, Manners Street, Wellington. Next door to Plaza Theatre." Photo by Gordon Burt. View full size.


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One of the treats we used to have in Geelong, Australia, over 50 years ago, was a spider. This was the Aussie and Kiwi term for an ice cream float, made with Coca Cola. Other flavours might be a lime an orange spider. The Milk Bar is known in Canada as a Dairy Bar, with a similar fountain serving milk shakes, floats, etc. Both my local childhood shops still exist in Windsor, Ontario (Glidden Dairy Bar) and in Geelong (now Rumbles Fine Foods). In addition to the Aussie lollies we would buy, you could also buy cigarettes, fireworks, and hot meat pies. I used to buy Hudson's Eumenthol Jujubes, a spicy and effective cough drop. The Milk Bar photo was taken on a visit to Geelong in October, 2013, and is a leftover from the 1960s.

Lawrence of Arabia 1935

The showcard is likely referring to a documentary produced in response to T. E. Lawrence's recent death (May 1935). I suspect several were produced. IMDB lists one Canadian B&W production but has no other detail except the directors name.

Laurence of Arabia?

Prior to this, I never knew there was a 1935 version of "Laurence of Arabia".

[There wasn't. T.E. Lawrence was popularly referred to as "Lawrence of Arabia" at the time. -tterrace]

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I prefer the Korova Milk Bar.

First time I've heard of a milk bar

outside "A Clockwork Orange".

[A milk bar is also where one may purchase lollies. -tterrace]


OH! The candy, the milk shakes, the soda pops, the beautiful hanging glass fixtures....

The heck with the lights! OH! the candy, the milk shakes, the soda pops....


Gotta tell ya, folks, I've been in my share of bars..high class, low class and every class in between. But I just don't remember "milk" being part of any of them.


Not to be confused with Neckies.

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