Gladstone bags, named for the British Prime Minister William Gladstone, who traveled extensively, are hinged, leather suitcases. That Holden has Gladstones, and refers to them as Gladstones, shows he is used to and aware of life's luxuries.
Pennsylvania Station is one of New York City's main rail hubs, linking Amtrak, Long Island Rail, New Jersey's PATH train and the New York City Subway in a grotty, steaming hellhole of a building that houses numerous fast food outlets and also served for many years as unofficial homeless shelter. When the red line subway stops there and the doors open (34th Street Station), the smell is overwhelmingly of donuts.
Some people are calling for a new station.
The Baker's Wife was a 1938 comedy directed by Marcel Pagnol.
Raimu is the stage name for French actor Jules Auguste Muraire (1883-1946).
The 39 Steps was an early Alfred Hitchcock film of the book by John Buchan, about a man who tries to help a counterespionage agent and then is accused when the agent is murdered. He goes on the run to save himself and help break up an international spy ring. There's romance, too...
Written by Cole Porter for the 1935 musical Jubilee.
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Jitterbugging refers to a range of swing dances, including the Lindy Hop (named for Charles Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic), Jive and East Coast Swing.
The history of jitterbugging at Sonny Watson's Streetswing.com.