5.25.2007

As Time Goes By

I've noticed Memorial Union Terrace chairs bear an uncanny resemblance to the chairs outside Rick's Cafe Americain in the movie Casablanca.

I thought the modern Terrace chairs looked similar, but the historic version from the Wisconsin Historical Society look even more alike.

I can't seem to find a solid picture or YouTube selection from the film showing the chairs alone outside Rick's. Humphrey Bogart always seems to be sitting anxiously in them, resplendent in white, smoking away like a chimney.

You can see a sliver of the top of one chair in the background of this still, though.