Date: Fri, 15 May 1998 23:06:16 EDT
From: Bapopik
Subject: Bobbysoxer; Chairman of the Board


The first RHHDAS citation (from the OEDS) is 1944. A 1986 citation is:

"(Frank Sinatra) launched a career that made him the idol of what were then
called bobby-soxers."

Curiously, the movie THE BACHELOR AND THE BOBBY-SOXER (1947, with Cary
Grant, Myrna Loy, and Shirley Temple) is never mentioned.
Frank Sinatra gave his famous Paramount concerts in 1941. I just watched
some of the video of the "bobbysoxers" lining up for tickets. Didn't the term
originate then?


"Chairman of the Board" wasn't to be found in my slang and idioms books.