Posted by Bob on November 08, 1999
In Reply to: Way? posted by ESC on November 07, 1999
: : Please help me finish this phrase!! It is NOT hype, shark, hunter, or north!!!
: "The Great White Way." Title of a novel, 1901, by Albert Bigelow Paine (1861-1937). Now refers to Broadway in NYC?
The traditional label hung on any caucasian prizefighter, particularly a heavyweight, ever since people of color began to dominate the category. There was a play, later a movie entitled Great White Hope about the first black heavyweight champion. Good movie.