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Thread #49574   Message #748642
Posted By: GUEST,.gargoyle
15-Jul-02 - 11:53 PM
Thread Name: WHAT IS THE 'HOOK'?
Subject: RE: WHAT IS THE 'HOOK'?
It was a long hooked pole used to pull untalented performers off stage and into the wings, according to the Random House Dictionary of America Slang it was first introduced in 1903 at Harry Miner's Bowery T heatre in New York City - immeidate ejection, removal, discharge, get the hook get that performer off the stage.