In this week’s installment of our ongoing series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, a movie featuring the campus premieres, the library implements a new security policy, and more.
August 1, 1944—Wilson, a biopic film about Woodrow Wilson of the Class of 1879 partially set and filmed on campus, premieres at Roxy Theatre in New York.
August 2, 1979—After months of controversy, Playboy’s feature on Ivy League women is released with photographs of three students from Princeton University.
August 5, 1937—Princeton’s Local Express quotes Dr. William H. Vail, Class of 1865, on medical specialization: it “is a ridiculous trend to boosting the patient’s bill to the sky.” For longevity, Vail recommends the “four brown theory” diet—whole wheat bread, baked beans, brown eggs, and brown sugar—alongside regular exercise.
August 7, 1982—Beginning today, visitors must present Princeton University identification cards in order to enter Firestone Library.
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