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DON'T PUT A HAT ON A BED OR IT WILL BRING BAD LUCK.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Bed ; BELIEF ; CLOTHING ; Fashion ; Hat ; LUCK ; Placement ; PREDICTION ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Furniture (bed, table, chair, etc.)

Date learned: YEARS AGO ; 10-22-1969

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IT'S BAD LUCK TO PUT A HAT ON A BED.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; RATHSKELLER

Keyword(s): Bed ; BELIEF ; CLOTHING ; Fashion ; Hat ; LUCK ; Placement ; PREDICTION ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Furniture (bed, table, chair, etc.)

Date learned: 11-20-1968

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BAD LUCK--NEVER PUT HAT ON IN BED.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Bed ; BELIEF ; CLOTHING ; Fashion ; Hat ; LUCK ; Placement ; PREDICTION ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Furniture (bed, table, chair, etc.)

Date learned: 11-18-1968

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NEVER PLACE A HAT ON THE BED. IT WILL CAUSE BAD
LUCK TO OCCUR IN THAT ROOM TO THE PERSON WHO
BELONGS TO THE HAT.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Bed ; BELIEF ; CLOTHING ; Fashion ; Hat ; LUCK ; Placement ; PREDICTION ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Furniture (bed, table, chair, etc.)

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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IF YOU PUT A HAT ON A BED, IT IS BAD LUCK.

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Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): Bed ; BELIEF ; CLOTHING ; Fashion ; Hat ; LUCK ; Placement ; PREDICTION ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Furniture (bed, table, chair, etc.)

Date learned: 10-00-1969

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO PUT A HAT ON THE BED.

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Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): Bed ; BELIEF ; CLOTHING ; Fashion ; Hat ; LUCK ; Placement ; PREDICTION ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Furniture (bed, table, chair, etc.)

Date learned: 10-00-1968

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A HAT ON THE BED IS BAD LUCK.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Bed ; BELIEF ; CLOTHING ; Fashion ; Hat ; LUCK ; Placement ; PREDICTION ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Furniture (bed, table, chair, etc.)

Date learned: 09-00-1969

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IN THE THEATRE, IT IS COMMONLY BELIEVED THAT A HAT
ON THE BED IN THE DRESSING ROOM ON OPENING NIGHT
WILL BRING BAD LUCK TO THE PLAY OR COMPANY.

Submitter comment:

MARY GOT FROM HER MOTHER.

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Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): Actor ; Bed ; BELIEF ; CLOTHING ; Fashion ; Hat ; LUCK ; Placement ; Play ; PREDICTION ; Stage ; SUPERSTITION ; THEATER

Subject headings: DRAMA -- Secular
BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Furniture (bed, table, chair, etc.)

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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ACTOR'S BELIEF

A HAT THROWN ON A BED MEANS BAD LUCK.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Actor ; Bed ; BELIEF ; CLOTHING ; Fashion ; Hat ; LUCK ; Placement ; Play ; PREDICTION ; Stage ; SUPERSTITION ; THEATER

Subject headings: DRAMA -- Secular
BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Furniture (bed, table, chair, etc.)

Date learned: 09-30-1965

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TO PUT A HAT ON A BED IS VERY BAD LUCK.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Bed ; BELIEF ; CLOTHING ; Fashion ; Hat ; LUCK ; Placement ; PREDICTION ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Furniture (bed, table, chair, etc.)

Date learned: 01-00-1968

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO THROW YOUR HAT ON THE BED.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Bed ; BELIEF ; CLOTHING ; Fashion ; Hat ; LUCK ; Placement ; PREDICTION ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Furniture (bed, table, chair, etc.)

Date learned: 04-02-1968

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO PUT YOUR HAT ON A BED.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM HER MOTHER.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Bed ; BELIEF ; CLOTHING ; Fashion ; Hat ; LUCK ; Placement ; PREDICTION ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Furniture (bed, table, chair, etc.)

Date learned: 07-14-1964

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO LEAVE A HAT ON THE BED.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Bed ; BELIEF ; CLOTHING ; Fashion ; Hat ; LUCK ; Placement ; PREDICTION ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Furniture (bed, table, chair, etc.)

Date learned: 04-06-1972

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NEVER THROW A HAT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BED,
BECAUSE IT WILL BRING YOU BAD LUCK.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Sterling Heights

Keyword(s): Bed ; BELIEF ; CLOTHING ; Fashion ; Hat ; LUCK ; Placement ; PREDICTION ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Furniture (bed, table, chair, etc.)

Date learned: 02-07-1972

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NEVER PUT A HAT ON A BED--IT WILL BRING BAD LUCK.

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Where learned: NEW YORK ; WILSON

Keyword(s): Bed ; BELIEF ; CLOTHING ; Fashion ; Hat ; LUCK ; Placement ; PREDICTION ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Furniture (bed, table, chair, etc.)

Date learned: 03-12-1972

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IF YOU PUT A HAT ON A BED, YOU'LL HAVE BAD LUCK.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Bed ; BELIEF ; CLOTHING ; Fashion ; Hat ; LUCK ; Placement ; PREDICTION ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Furniture (bed, table, chair, etc.)

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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(TO) THROW A HAT ON THE BED IS BAD LUCK.

Submitter comment:

MY INFORMANT TOLD ME THAT SHE DIDN'T REALLY
BELIEVE THAT, BUT HER MOTHER ALWAYS USED TO TELL
HER CHILDREN THAT "PROBABLY JUST TO MAKE SURE
THAT THEY ALWAYS PUT THEIR CLOTHES AWAY."

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Bed ; BELIEF ; CLOTHING ; Fashion ; Hat ; LUCK ; Placement ; PREDICTION ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Furniture (bed, table, chair, etc.)

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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IF ONE PUTS EITHER HIS HAT OR SHOES ON THE BED, HE
WILL HAVE BAD LUCK.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Bed ; BELIEF ; CLOTHING ; Fashion ; Hat ; LUCK ; Placement ; PREDICTION ; SHOES ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Furniture (bed, table, chair, etc.)

Date learned: 02-20-1970

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SOME PEOPLE BELIEVE IT'S BAD LUCK TO PUT A HAT
ON A BED.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT BELIEVED THIS ABSOLUTELY WHEN SHE
WAS A CHILD IN DETROIT IN THE 30S.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Bed ; BELIEF ; CLOTHING ; Fashion ; Hat ; LUCK ; Placement ; PREDICTION ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Furniture (bed, table, chair, etc.)

Date learned: 03-01-1970 ; 00001930S

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IT'S BAD LUCK TO PUT A HAT ON A BED.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT LEARNED IT FROM HER AUNT.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Bed ; BELIEF ; CLOTHING ; Fashion ; Hat ; LUCK ; Placement ; PREDICTION ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Furniture (bed, table, chair, etc.)

Date learned: 08-10-1964

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