NABOKV-L post 0007174, Mon, 25 Nov 2002 20:49:26 -0800

Fw: Twenty-two

----- Original Message -----
From: Jay Livingston
To: VN
Sent: Monday, November 25, 2002 8:30 PM
Subject: Twenty-two

Could it have been an allusion to the roulette scene in "Casablanca"?

Jay Livingston

Rob Moore wrote:

"I've often wondered why, in Albert Brooks' movie Lost in America, the wife insists on continually playing the number 22 at the roulette table, even though she eventually loses the nest egg doing so. Why 22? Was it meant somehow to refer to Catch 22, or did Brooks simply want a funny number to offset the grimness of losing one's fortune?"