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  News/Features | Not so Hasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The acoustics were excellent and, at the end of the club’s fl-tie Christmas dinners at the restaurant, after many a chair-tottering toast, the Kroks came in to serenade the members with melodies that echoed perfectly the mood of reconnection with a long-lost past.
The Hasty Pudding Club was born in September 1795, the brainchild of the poetically named Nymphas Hatch and a group of other Harvard juniors with Updike-worthy monikers you couldn’t possibly make up.
(Hasty pudding, a regional Native American dish of cornmeal mush usually flavored with molasses, combines a vaguely pumpkinesque taste with a perfect diarrhea consistency.) For a time, members were allowed to drink only malt liquor with their meals.
www.bostonphoenix.com /boston/news_features/other_stories/multipage/documents/01721603.htm   (1335 words)

 Drama club showed its true grits | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Hasty pudding is also known as cornmeal mush, corn grits, Indian pudding or polenta.
The university eventually accepted the club, but Harvard was a male-only school, and it had a rule that a man could be expelled for dressing in women's clothing.
The Hasty Pudding Club is the oldest theatrical society in America.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20040324/news_lz1f24slice.html   (392 words)

 The Scotsman - S2 Wednesday - Who stole the show?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
She then set up an ultra exclusive female club saying: "I realised it was ridiculous there were only four existing women’s clubs." Describing herself as "a social club whore", she launched it with a lavish £3,500 party at a chic Cambridge restaurant claiming her father Alfred had paid the bill.
Club members have closed ranks on the case but it appears that what started with Pomey allegedly taking out £200 or £300 every so often escalated until Gomes was allegedly taking £3,000 a week.
The Hasty Pudding boasts it is the oldest social club in America.
thescotsman.scotsman.com /s2.cfm?id=169492002   (1690 words)

 Victorian London - Publications - Social Investigation/Journalism - Curiosities of London Life, or Phases, ...
Thus the club had prospered exceedingly, and had been the instrument of introducing comfort and festive enjoyment to no small number of persons who might, and in all probability would, have had little to eat or drink, and, consequently, little cause for merriment, at that season.
Again, there is the Twelfth-cake Club, which comes to a head soon after Christmas, and is more of a lottery than a club, inasmuch as the large cakes are raffled for, and the losers, if they get anything, get but a big bun for their pains and penalties.
All these clubs, it will be observed, are plants of winter-growth, or at least of winter-fruiting, having for their object the provision of something desirable or indispensable in the winter season.
www.victorianlondon.org /publications/curiosities-32.htm   (1861 words)

 Hasty Pudding Theatricals - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, known informally simply as The Pudding, is a theatrical student society at Harvard University, known for its burlesque musicals.
Formed in 1795 as a fraternity, the Pudding has performed a production every year since 1891, except during World Wars I and II.
The name comes from a dessert called Hasty pudding.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hasty_Pudding_Club   (240 words)

 Harvard Independent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
And when the clubs independently made the jump from fraternities to private social clubs around the turn of the century, three types, or tiers, of clubs emerged: Final clubs for upperclassmen, waiting clubs for sophomores and juniors aspiring to get into final clubs the next year, and freshman clubs.
The Spee Club traces its roots back to the Harvard chapter of the national Zeta Psi fraternity, from which it broke its ties in 1892, and adopted the name "the Spee" from the "Psi" in "Zeta Psi." The Spee was also a waiting club which eventually emerged as a final club.
Originally the club only admitted a total of 16 students each year—eight in the fall and eight in the spring—and all the members of the new club were freshmen.
www.harvardindependent.com /global_user_elements/printpage.cfm?storyid=152568   (1174 words)

 Hasty Pudding Theatricals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Productions were initially performed exclusively for club members, but as their popularity grew, audience exclusivity waned.
The space was a dingy little building on the edge of the athletic field that the club secretary, Theodore Roosevelt, referred to as "the shed." In 1882, the club produced a landmark show that attracted national attention.
This national attention and financial success allowed the Pudding to construct the current clubhouse in 1888, and set the gold standard for all Pudding shows that were to follow.
www.hastypudding.org /new/pages/about/history.shtml   (612 words)

 The people's Pudding - Harvard Independent - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
For those in the know, the Hasty Pudding Social Club is seeking recognition as an official Harvard student group, and plans to open the first round of its fall punch process to all undergraduates.
The future of the Hasty Pudding Social Club has been a matter of discussion ever since the spring of 2000, when the University bought the Hasty Pudding building from the group's graduate board, the Institute of 1770.
As the club makes the transition from private affair to school-approved social group, it faces the daunting process of opening one of the school's most exclusive punch processes to the student body as a whole.
www.harvardindependent.com /news/2001/10/25/News/The-Peoples.Pudding-132215.shtml   (711 words)

 The Harvard Crimson Online :: Print Article
To use the now Harvard-owned building for the club’s social functions, the Hasty Pudding Club must be a recognized student group and, therefore, fully comply with Harvard’s anti-discrimination policy.
Indeed, Andrea L. Olshan ’02, the club’s former president, accurately described the Pudding as “the first purely social organization to be accepted as a student group.” And that’s what it is: a once-secret society premised on ad hoc partying.
Until the Hasty Pudding is shown to be in violation of University rules, there is no reason that it or any other organization should lose official College recognition.
www.thecrimson.com /printerfriendly.aspx?ref=347043   (715 words)

 NameTraq | Last Name: Hasty
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 CNN.com - Harvard's Hasty Pudding members charged with embezzlement - February 6, 2002
Hasty Pudding Theatricals is the nation's oldest undergraduate dramatic organization.
Hasty Pudding alumni include Theodore Roosevelt, who was the club's secretary.
Calls and e-mails to Pomey, Gomes and Hasty Pudding's bank were not returned, The Boston Globe said.
archives.cnn.com /2002/fyi/teachers.ednews/02/06/hastypudding.embezzle.ap   (475 words)

 Joel Barlow
More famous than Barlow himself is Harvard's Hasty Pudding Club, a formerly-secret society formed in 1795 whose reputation seems to stem from a drag revue held annually since 1844.
A man and woman of the year are named, and they participate in the single-performance revue to receive a faux-gold pot to hold their pudding.
Hasty pudding is a broth soup with dissolved cornmeal in it.
www.nndb.com /people/506/000048362   (137 words)

 Boston.com / News / Local / Mass. / Catherine Zeta-Jones named Harvard's Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones was kissed by Hasty Pudding Theatrical Club president Mathew Ferrante (left) and vice president Sam Gale Rosen.
Catherine Zeta-Jones sang a tune from the musical "Chicago," with the lyrics tweaked just for her, in order to earn her pudding pot and be crowned Hasty Pudding Theatrical's Woman of the Year on Thursday.
The awards are given to performers who have made a "lasting and impressive contribution to the world of entertainment," by Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the nation's oldest undergraduate drama troupe.
www.boston.com /news/local/massachusetts/articles/2005/02/10/catherine_zeta_jones_named_harvards_hasty_pudding_woman_of_the_year?mode=PF   (436 words)

 Stirring the Pudding
In 1986, feeling a financial pinch, the Institute of 1770--an umbrella organization that governs the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the Hasty Pudding social club, and two student singing groups, the Pitches and the Krokodiloes--sold the land that the Pudding building sits on to Harvard.
Whether the Pudding Theatricals' long tradition of all-male casts will persist may be in doubt, but not, according to dean of the College Harry R. Lewis '68, because of this new arrangement.
Although the Pudding has thus far been judged technically to conform to College rules--it does invite women undergraduates to participate in all aspects of productions apart from treading the boards --Illingworth says he would be willing to talk about women appearing on stage in future.
www.harvardmagazine.com /on-line/0900146.html   (578 words)

 The Market Theater - Building History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The interior originally housed a dining hall in the basement, a tall-ceilinged club house library and social room on the main floor.
The Pi Eta club was a theatrical club, a rival of the still extent Hasty Pudding Club.
After World War I, the theatrical component of the club diminished and it continued on as purely a social gathering place until its dissolution circa 1970.
www.markettheater.org /about/history.html   (281 words)

 Harvard Design School - ~title~
The subject of this studio was the design of a new student theater for Harvard undergraduates on the site of the existing Hasty Pudding Club on Holyoke Street in Cambridge.
The University recently acquired the former privately-owned building from the oldest society at Harvard, but the Club had been unable to maintain the building, and it had fallen into serious disrepair.
Harvard’s intention was to transform the site into a fully modern small theater of approximately 300 seats, to be used for the Hasty Pudding Theatricals and by all student dramatic groups and individuals for six or more productions per term.
www.gsd.harvard.edu /cgi-bin/studios/details.cgi?project_id=898   (332 words)

 Hasty Pudding Award   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This year the Harvard Hasty Pudding Theatricals Club chose a Scream Queen and a guy who makes a living trying to get people to scream with laughter.
On stage, the Hasty Pudding tormentors got Jamie Lee to scream so loud she damaged the speaker system.
Curtis said she was just the daughter of a couple of movie stars (Janet Leigh of "Psycho" fame and Tony Curtis "Some Like It Hot") who only had a high school education and felt humbled at Harvard.
www.tyromag.com /Entertain/hasty_pudding.html   (267 words)

 "Sex" star and scandal come to Harvard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Hasty Pudding Club--the oldest undergraduate theater organization in the country--hailed Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker as its woman of the year Thursday at Harvard, hot on the heels of an embarrassing grand larceny charge brought against two of its members on Tuesday, the Associated Press reports.
Pudding members were ready for both, though, as their president Greg Padgett said--referring to the larceny charges, "If anything, it's brought us closer together.
There club members began a grueling roast, making Parker dance to songs from her previous movies ("Footloose" and "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun") and sing "Tomorrow" from Annie (the play that started her career).
www.hollywood.com /news/detail/article/1103787   (343 words)

 Directions to the Hasty Pudding   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Hasty Pudding Club is located at 12 Holyoke St., right by the Apley Court dormitory.
The corners of Holyoke and Mount Auburn are marked by a Fleet ATM and the Mt. Auburn entrance to the Holyoke Center (UHS).
The Hasty Pudding building will be on your right.
hcs.harvard.edu /~pitches/puddingdirections.htm   (116 words)

 Theater News - Peter Filichia's Diary: A Double Helping of Pudding -
The Hasty Pudding Club at Harvard University puts on one original musical each year.
This 157th annual Hasty Pudding Show takes place in the Wild West, where Luke N. Forglory, a Daniel Boone type, meets Western dance hall entertainer Chicksie Dix and whorehouse madam Iona Brothel.
Pastiche: The Hasty Pudding Show is one of the few places on the planet where you're guaranteed to hear show music that sounds as if it were written during the Golden Age of Broadway.
www.theatermania.com /content/news.cfm/story/5786   (1245 words)

 Bullock honored by Pudding - The Daily Free Press - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Sandra Bullock came to Cambridge Wednesday to collect Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year Award after parading down the streets in a convertible with men in drag and being roasted by members of the Hasty Pudding Club.
Harvard senior and Hasty Pudding Theatricals President Clare Putnam asked Bullock to use a Harvard student in a muscle suit to show how she would pick up a guy in a bar.
The Hasty Pudding Club is a theater group at Harvard that writes and performs its own plays.
www.dailyfreepress.com /news/2004/02/13/News/Bullock.Honored.By.Pudding-607299.shtml   (651 words)

 TheIowaChannel.com - Net Cams - Harvard Students Charged With Dipping Into Pudding Pot
Prosecutors said that while other members of the Hasty Pudding Club noticed Pomey and Gomes' lavish lifestyle nearly two years ago, it was not until a new regime of producers took over last summer that the alleged scheme was discovered.
Hasty Pudding representatives refused comment on the arraignment and the allegations.
Off-campus, the club is noted for its annual man and woman of the year honors, which roasts notable actors.
www.theiowachannel.com /netcams/1222159/detail.html   (370 words)

 Lingo - The Lamont Library Website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Hasty Pudding Club/Theatre, currently located at 12 Holyoke St, one block east of Harvard Square, between Massachusetts Ave and Mt Auburn St. It was founded in 1795 as a secret eating society; a pot of Hasty Pudding was provided at every meeting.
The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, dating back to 1844, is the nation's oldest theatrical company, and is famous for its annual spring extravaganza, which feature an all-male undergraduate cast, Man and Woman of the Year Ceremonies, and a show-ending kickline.
Founded in 1946 by the Hasty Pudding Club, the Kroks derive their name from the stuffed reptiles that lined the wall of the Pudding’s bar.
hcl.harvard.edu /lamont/resources/lingo.html   (3783 words)

 Actor Jack Lemmon Honored by Glee Club, Hasty Pudding
For actor Jack Lemmon '47 and those who have seen him on stage and screen, the memories are alive and well.
Lemmon was among five honorees celebrated at the Kennedy Center Honors program on Sunday, Dec. 8, in Washington, D.C. After an introduction by actor Kenneth Branagh, the Harvard Glee Club and members of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals brought Lemmon back to his undergraduate days in Cambridge.
Performing football songs, an arrangement of George Gershwin's "Love is Here to Stay" by Harvard mathematics professor Noam Elkies, and "Fair Harvard," the Glee Club followed the Pudding's recollection of Lemmon's early stage and film years.
www.news.harvard.edu /gazette/1996/12.12/ActorJackLemmon.html   (173 words)

 Welcome to Lake Pleasant Hotel on the Garden Route of South Africa
Founded at the historic Hasty Pudding Club, the celebrated, all-male 11-man group has been delighting audiences with a rich mix of harmonies and humor for half a century.
According to "reptilian" legend, when the young men gathered at the Pudding to choose a name, one of them noticed the club's mascot -- a stuffed crocodile -- hanging over the fireplace.
Combining his classical studies with impish humor, he exclaimed: "The Greek word for crocodile is 'krokodilos'!" With ungrammatical liberty, the Krokodiloes were "hatched," and the popular tradition of close-harmony singing at Harvard began.
www.lakepleasanthotel.com /newstemplate.asp?id=59   (602 words)

 The Harvard Krokodiloes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Harvard Krokodiloes outside The Hasty Pudding Club,
The Harvard Krokodiloes, Harvard University's oldest a cappella singing group, was founded at the Hasty Pudding Club in 1946.
This group of twelve undergraduate men has been bringing the popular music of the American era of the 1920's, 30's, 40's, and 50's as well as more traditional aires to audiences across the country and around the globe for over half a century.
hcs.harvard.edu /~kroks/history.htm   (554 words)

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