I need help. I had a TV in 1947. So, I got to see lots of “B” westerns and movies.
I watched and loved all of the “Dead End Kids”/Bowery Boys/East Side Kids movies. Leo Gorcey and Huntz Hall. Great stuff for a pre-teen/teenager.
Here’s the question:
Was there ever a kid in those movies names something like “Spaz/Spazz”?
Over at the American Dialect Society, we’re trying to come up with the earliest use of the term “spaz(z)” for a person who was perceived to be “spastic(nerd-like).”
I’m really only looking for help in finding out if there was such a character in those movies. I’m sure I remember him. Help me find him.