This kid came up with a clever alternative to a boring old lemonade stand. Circa 1931.

Jimmy was extraordinarily intuitive and inventive, and he had an immediate connection with his whole emotional being. He was extremely quick to absorb things, and he was always hungry for information. He could also practicalize things which stayed impractical for other performers, things about the method, for example, which he was able to simplify for himself. He understood the concept that “acting is doing,” and he never worried about excessive emotional preparation. He might, for example, prepare by doing multiplication tables. By sixteens, say. How much is 16 times 16? How much is 16 times 17? Something that would force him to be intensely focused on a specific problem which might have absolutely nothing to do with his character’s problems but which would give him the results he wanted without straining for the result. - Stewart Stern

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