Voyant

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Became acquainted with this archaic term while watching the 1949 film Too Late for Tears on Turner Classic Movies. The sister-in-law of the greedy money loving protagonist uttered voyant early in the movie in conjunction with the word gay which certainly did not have the homosexual connotation it does today.

A voyant is a person who appears to be more sensitive to things beyond the natural range of perception; maybe occult.

Lizabeth Virginia Scott, educated at Marywood University and living til ripe old age of 93, played a mercurial materialistic, keep up with the Jones character who had 100,000 dollars inadvertently dropped into the car of her and her husband involving a high speed chase scene with intended recipient of the big bucks.

She noted at one point she had spent less than one tenth of one percent of the dough/loot or $75.

 

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