Friday Follies: Whatever It Is I’m Against It, 1955

This picture has to have been taken in 1955, as that is Senator J. William Fulbright in between Houston and Autry House Rector Stanley Smith. Why they’re in a coat closet, and what’s so funny, I can’t say, but it looks like a scene straight out of Horsefeathers:

Virtual commencement might not be as good as the full treatment out in the quad but it might well be better than the hot mess of graduating in the gym, which looks like what would have happened tomorrow.

Bonus: Just a small town girl livin’ in a lonely world.

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9 Responses to Friday Follies: Whatever It Is I’m Against It, 1955

  1. Bill Peebles, Hanszen '70 says:

    So often your Friday entry elicits no comments. I wonder why that is.

  2. Melissa Kean says:

    I’ve always assumed it’s because I’m the only one who thinks I’m funny.

  3. Phil Garon, Hanszen ‘68 says:

    Thanks, Melissa, for reminding me of one of my favorite scenes in a Marx Brothers or any other movie. Lately, some say it really depicts Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans.

  4. grungy1973 says:

    They’re putting on the robes for the commencement ceremony.
    The hats on the rack in the background have name labels beneath them.
    What building would this closet be in?

  5. Marty Merritt (Hanszen '84/85) says:

    There’s no reason to assume it’s a coat closet; in fact it’s probably not. Probably a larger space being temporarily used as a robing room. Those racks might be brought in from a rental service.

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