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  • n. Plural form of usherette.


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  • She was responsible for the hiring of the first female "usherettes" at Busch Top News Headlines

  • Prostitutes came out at dusk, usherettes in the theatre of the night, shining their miniature torches at any kerb that threatened their high-heels.

    Ballardian » The Office Park

  • The Secret Cinema team are mounting simultaneous showings of the film in various cities around the country on Tuesday to launch their pop-up Other Cinema initiative, spearheaded by four 1940s-themed nights at London's Troxy, with usherettes and a live organist dress code: black tie, with a flower.

    This week's new film events

  • Audiences will drive their own cars straight into the car park you need an AM radio for the full experience where they will be greeted by bellhops and usherettes before watching a drive-in performance featuring live theatre, film, radio broadcasts – and popcorn.

    This week's new theatre

  • In earlier decades, usherettes wore Arabian costumes and the theater offered vaudeville-style shows.

    The Sins of Brother Curtis

  • Greeted by white-gloved, pillbox-hatted usherettes, you and your companion settle into red velvet seats and are offered popcorn and headphones before the lights dim for your very own brief encounter.

    Melanie Wilson & Abigail Conway; Deborah Pearson

  • And my guides and usherettes through all the carnage that cable chews on so voraciously: urban anchors in their L.L. Bean's, simultaneously reporting and upstaging file and vile footage of the Red Cross, the Red Crescent, and all of the red blood that threatens to soil my bedspread.

    Larry Gelbart: Waking Up is Hard to do

  • If ancient Egypt had had usherettes, he said, they would have been bare-breasted.

    Watch Like an Egyptian

  • Sid Grauman (in hat) and his usherettes in 1926, with orchestra leader Josiah Zuro (left) and (at right) Antonio and Catherine Cansino, relatives of Rita Hayworth.

    Watch Like an Egyptian

  • Elgar's notes crawled up gasping from below to wrestle for ear-space with the crackle of crisp packets, the fingering of strawberries in creased plastic punnets, and embarrassed usherettes hissing at people to drink their chardonnay contraband outside.

    Archive 2007-07-01


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