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The history of Trick or Treating goes way back, to All Souls Day parades in England. During the festivities, poor citizens would beg for food and families would give them pastries called "soul cakes" in return for their promise to pray for the family's dead relatives.
Trick or Treating Facts:
*Kids’ favorite candy stops are homes that offer “anything made with chocolate” (68 percent) followed by lollipops (9 percent), gummy candy (7 percent) and bubble gum or chewing gum (7 percent). (Reported by National Confectioners Association)
*The National Confectioners Association reported in 2005 that 80 percent of adults in America planned to give out candy to trick-or-treaters, and that 93 percent of children planned to go trick-or-treating.
*For its historic neighborhood gatherings and holiday spirit, National Confectioners Association also crowned Boston the 2006 Trick-or-Treat Capital of the United States.
*Kids' least favorite items to get in their trick-or-treat bags were fruit and salty snacks like chips and pretzels.
My name is Kristen Mosca, presently I’m working on a the pre-production of a film using some of the last rolls of old Kodachrome stock. In case you don’t already know, this pioneer color film stock was first introduced in 1935, and captured the memories of American families for decades (some of the greatest decades of American history). Kodak officially discontinued its production last year and now the last place on earth still processing the film has announced that it will no longer continue the labor-intensive and costly development. The official “time of death” for Kodachrome is planned for December 30th 2010, so we’re operating on an extremely tight schedule.
In a tribute to the history of the consumer marketed color film we’ve written part of the movie as a period 1960’s family Christmas story. We’re contacting you for your expert opinion, hoping that you may have some insight on where to locate a time capsule of 1950’s-1960’s décor and architecture. We would like to stay in the mid-Atlantic area, however are open to finding the right location.
Let me know if you can point me in the right direction…I would greatly appreciate any suggestions.
Thank you so much for your time. I look forward to hearing from you.
All the best,
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