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- In 1880, Cincinnati-based arts entrepreneur Maria Longworth-Nichols founded one of the first female-run manufacturing companies in the United States. That company remains in operation today. What’s its name?
- Cincinnati’s Avondale neighborhood is the childhood home of Hollywood’s highest-grossing filmmaker, studio mogul, and modern blockbuster creator. Who is he?
- Responding to research that women want entertainment while doing housework, Cincinnati-based, consumer goods corporation Procter & Gamble helped launch a timeless genre of radio and TV dramas in the 1930s. What was the genre?
And here are the answers:
- After Establishing the Cincinnati May festival in 1873, artist and businesswoman Maria Longworth Storer went on to establish the world-renowned ceramics studio Rookwood Pottery in 1880. Fans of high-quality art pottery architectural tile continue to shop the Over-the-Rhine flagship store and tile showroom today.
- Steven Spielberg is the son of Arnold Spielberg, an electronic engineering student at the University of Cincinnati, and Leah Posner Spielberg.
- Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble Co. began 77 years of company-produced soap operas in 1933 with Oxydol’s Own Ma Perkins on NBC Radio. Its TV soap opera As The World Turns ended its run in 2010, the last soap drama from P&G Productions.