|Text on Button||BOY MEETS GIRL GIRL 2534 JAMES CAGNEY PAT O'BRIEN THE LAUGH HIT OF THE YEAR NOW ON SCREEN|
Blue text around a blue illustration of a man and a woman on an orangish background.
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BASTIAN BROS. CO. MFRS OF RIBBON, METAL AND CELLULOID NOVELTIES ROCHESTER, NY
|Curl Text||BASTIAN BROS. CO. ROCHESTER, NY union bug|
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This button promoted the premiere of the 1938 movie Boy Meets Girl, an adaptation of the 1935 stage play with the same name. Produced by Warner Brothers Studios and directed by Lloyd Bacon, Boy Meets Girl starred James Cagney and Pat O'Brien. It tells the story of two Hollywood screenwriters who cast a pregnant studio waitress' baby in a Western movie. When the lead actor dislikes having a baby as a co-star, the screenwriters plot a scheme to have the waitress seduced and whisked away from show business. The phrase "Girl 2534" was most likely a serial or raffle number used in promotional activities.
Boy Meets Girl (1938) - Overview. (2018). Retrieved August 15, 2018, from http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/61/Boy-Meets-Girl/
My Forever Treasures. (2017). VINTAGE “BOY MEETS GIRL” 1938 PROMOTIONAL FILM PINBACK WITH JAMES CAGNEY, MARIE WILSON AND PAT O’BRIEN. Retrieved August 17, 2018, from http://myforevertreasures.com/vintage-boy-meets-girl-1938-promotional-f…