IMAGERY – Poor Mrs. Pauline Paulson

CLICK ON IMAGES TO SEE LARGER VIEWS OF POOR MRS. PAULSON’S SUFFERING ©USC Digital Archive

On the glorious evening of March 10th, 1952, after watching her beloved film favorites depart the Hollywood Pantages Theater (where the 1952 Oscar ceremonies were held), 80-year-old grandmother Pauline Paulsen fell in between the rows of bleachers and was rushed to Hollywood Receiving Hospital. Ouch!!! Sure looks like Pauline is the star of the show in this shot!

It was quickly noted by Daily Variety that: “Full insurance is carried to cover any accidents in the temporary bleachers erected for fans” so Pauline probably made a full recovery.

Nowadays, Pauline would be around 138 years old. Wonder how she’s doing? Hey there, Pauline!!! :D

©USC Digital Archive

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3 Responses to “IMAGERY – Poor Mrs. Pauline Paulson”

  1. Patricia says:

    I love the cops’ stylish leather jackets. Everyone was so well-dressed in those days. Still, many women tended to look too matronly!

  2. Michael Moran says:

    I saw Pauline Paulsen last week at Cosco in Hawthorne. She was stocking up on water , pushing one of those industrial sized carts. When I asked if I might help she replied ” I’ve been in tougher spots than this ,” and then laughed. We looked at each other knowingly and parted. What a card she still is!

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