The Incomparable HildegardeThe Incomparable Hildegarde

Hildegarde wrote in her diary, “[S]he is a fantastic woman her possessions are priceless—she is adored by all.” Dr. Chung attended Hildegarde's performance that evening. A few days later, Hildegarde had visitors in her suite after the ...

Author: Monica Storme Gallamore

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476667706


Page: 206

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The Incomparable Hildegarde (1906-2005) began her career as a pianist in Milwaukee's silent movie theaters, which led to the Vaudeville stage. By the 1930s, she was singing in the cabarets of Paris and London, rubbing elbows with royalty, White Russians and Josephine Baker. She then became a darling of the New York supper club scene and her name became synonymous with high-class entertainment at venues like the Plaza Hotel's Persian Room. She started fashion trends, had her own signature Revlon nail and lip color, and was the first to have song hits in the World War II era. This first biography of Hildegarde Sill covers her 70-year career, including her intimate relationship with her manager, Anna Sosenko, and emphasizes her importance in 20th-century American popular culture.

Radio Programs 1924 1984Radio Programs 1924 1984

A program of music and songs with Hildegarde Loretta Sell, a singer-pianist known as “The Incomparable Hildegarde.” Radcli›e Hall did the announcing and Bob Grant and his orchestra provided the music.

Author: Vincent Terrace

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476605289


Page: 405

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This is an encyclopedic reference work to 1,802 radio programs broadcast from the years 1924 through 1984. Entries include casts, character relationships, plots and storylines, announcers, musicians, producers, hosts, starting and ending dates of the programs, networks, running times, production information and, when appropriate, information on the radio show’s adaptation to television. Many hundreds of program openings and closings are included.

Sold on RadioSold on Radio

The Raleigh Serenade—1942 to 1943, NBC (Raleigh) People Are Funny, with Art Linkletter—1942 to 1951, NBC (Wings, Raleigh) Beat the Band, with the incomparable Hildegarde—1943 to 1944, NBC (Raleigh) Carton of Cheer, ...

Author: Jim Cox

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786451760


Page: 332

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How was it that America would fund its nascent national radio services? Government control and a subscription-like model were both considered! Soon an advertising system emerged, leading radio into its golden age from the 1920s to the early 1960s. This work, divided into two parts, studies the commercialization of network radio during its golden age. The first part covers the general history of radio advertising. The second examines major radio advertisers of the period, with profiles of 24 companies who maintained a strong presence on the airwaves. Appendices provide information on 100 additional advertisers, unusual advertisement formats, and a glossary. The book has notes and a bibliography and is fully indexed.

Catalog of Copyright Entries Third SeriesCatalog of Copyright Entries Third Series

How I became incomparable , by the Incomparable Hildegarde , pseud . with Adele Whitely Fletcher . Photo . by Melvin Sokolsky . ( In McCall's , Sept. 1962 , p.74 , etc. ) © Hildegarde Fletcher & Adele Whitely Fletcher ; 21 Aug62 ...

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office


ISBN: STANFORD:36105006280858


Page: 1130

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Includes Part 1, Number 2: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals July - December)

Radio Program Openings and Closings 1931 1972Radio Program Openings and Closings 1931 1972

There go the spotlights and here she is, our vivacious star, the incomparable Hildegarde. HILDEGARDE: Thank you, thank you and good evening ladies and gentlemen. Once again welcome to the informal Raleigh Room... [Hildegarde would then ...

Author: Vincent Terrace

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786449255


Page: 284

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The openings and closings to radio programs of all types, from comedies (Blondie, The Jack Benny Program, Lum and Abner) to mysteries (Inner Sanctum Mysteries, The Black Chapel) to game shows (Can You Top This?, Truth or Consequences) to serials (Second Husband, Bachelor's Children) to crime dramas (The Falcon, Eno Crime Clues, The Green Hornet, Mr. and Mrs. North) to westerns (Gunsmoke, Wild Bill Hickok, Hawk Larabee) that were aired between 1931 and 1972, are included in this work. Each entry has a brief introductory paragraph that provides information about the storyline, principal cast, sponsors and air dates. Commercials have been included if the programs were under regular sponsorship. Includes three appendices (sponsors; slogans and jingles; and World War II announcements) and an index.

Boeing MagazineBoeing Magazine

LEFT - Hildegard is introduced to the new Stratocruiser model by Frederick B. Collins , Boeing vice - president - sales manager . 10 INCOMPARABLES ... The incomparable lady met the incomparable airplane a few days ago .



ISBN: STANFORD:36105013152918



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The Dark Side of LiberaceThe Dark Side of Liberace

... the Incomparable Hildegarde as did Johnny Mathis, who emulated Lena Horne's singing style when he performed. Hildegarde Loretta Sell, like Liberace, was born in Wisconsin, in the nearby Milwaukee town of Adell, but she spent most of ...

Author: Spero Pastos

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781514458105


Page: 252

View: 126

During Liberaces trial in the late fifties, Lee, as he was familiarly called, was critically reviewed by Cassandra (a former colonel in the British army) in his daily column in Londons Daily Mirror. Cassandra wrote, He is the summit of sex, the pinnacle of masculine, feminine, and neuter. Everything that he, she, and it can ever want. This deadly, winking, sniggering, snuggling, chromium-plated, scent-impregnated, luminous, quivering, giggling, fruit-flavored, mincing, ice-covered heap of mother love has had the biggest reception and impact on London since Charlie Chaplin arrived at the same station! At the same time, Liberace had recently completed his ABC seven-year contract that had gone viral via international and national television, but he recognized a new and very popular confidential magazine that was beginning to create unimaginable curiosity in 1950s America, suggesting that he was homosexual. Liberace died in February of 1987, but the story of his estate was not settled until long after. His attorney, Joel Strote, managed to stuff the estate for his own, and that forced a very ugly trial both between the Liberace family both in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, where Liberace made his home for tax benefits. The outcomes of the trials were in Strotes favor, though Ida Mae Liberace, Liberaces niece, claimed that there were hundreds of millions of dollars in the estate secreted in an account in Switzerland. Liberaces burial was in Forest Lawn overlooking Warner Brothers Studio and where Liberace filmed his disastrous film during the 1950s entitled Sincerely Yours.

Famous Wisconsin MusiciansFamous Wisconsin Musicians

song , “ Darling , Je Vous Aime Beaucoup , ” became Hildegarde's signature song . It was recorded on April 13 ... Hildegarde was one of television's first stars . ... Wherever she went , she was billed as “ The Incomparable Hildegarde .

Author: Susan Masino

Publisher: Badger Books Inc.

ISBN: 1878569880


Page: 203

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Profilesofover 30 musicians with a Wisconsin connection such as Liberace, Hildegarde, Jeff Pilson, Ben Sidran, Richard Davis and Steve Miller. Foreword by electric guitar inventor and guitarist Les Paul.

Wisconsin Supper Clubs Another RoundWisconsin Supper Clubs Another Round

She was dubbed the “First Lady of Supper Clubs” by Eleanor Roosevelt and “e Incomparable Hildegarde” by journalist Walter Winchell. In the 1940s, Hildegarde was reportedly the world's highest-paid cabaret singer.

Author: Ron Faiola

Publisher: Agate Publishing

ISBN: 9781572847774


Page: 224

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Wisconsin Supper Clubs: Another Round, a sequel to author/photographer Ron Faiola's wildly popular first book on the topic (now in its sixth printing), gives readers a peek inside 50 additional clubs from across the Badger State. Traveling from the Northwoods to Beloit, Faiola documents some of the most exceptional and long-lived restaurants that embrace the decades-old supper club tradition. These are largely family-owned establishments that believe in old-fashioned hospitality, slow-paced dining, and good scratch cooking. In this guide, readers will find interviews with supper club proprietors and customers as well as a bounty of photographs of classic dishes, club interiors and other scenes from Faiola’s extensive travels. Despite the chain restaurants that continue to dominate the culinary landscape, supper clubs across the Midwest are thriving today in many of the same ways as they have for the past 80 years. The term "supper club" has even been borrowed recently by the burgeoning underground restaurant scene, which champions an upscale-yet-communal dining experience similar to that offered by traditional supper clubs. Wisconsin Supper Clubs: Another Round is a new, intimate look at this unique American tradition, one that invites supper club enthusiasts and newcomers alike to enjoy a second helping of everything that made Wisconsin Supper Clubs such a hit.

A Gift of LoveA Gift of Love

... because I knew so well what might stimulate Ethel's interest. One fictitious story I can never forget was about the legendary singer the famous columnist Walter Winchell had dubbed the “Incomparable Hildegarde.

Author: Tony Cointreau

Publisher: Easton Studio Press, LLC

ISBN: 9781632260505


Page: 200

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I wrote A Gift of Love because people kept asking me to do so, telling me that there was a great need for it. Perhaps it was their parents who were dying, or another family member, or a close friend, and they needed to know what they could do for their loved ones in those last weeks, days, or hours. They knew that I had worked with Mother Teresa as a volunteer in her homes for the dying, and had twelve years’ experience in what they were facing perhaps for the first time, and asked me to pass on some of my knowledge. In 1979, when I saw a magazine photograph of one of Mother Teresa’s volunteers carrying a dying man in his arms, I knew in an instant that I had to become a part of this work. It was certainly not a religious calling, but a simple calling to give something of myself to others. I felt that if I could comfort one dying person, my life would have had purpose. It took me ten years to enter the world that I had only seen a glimpse of in that magazine article. When I did, it was during the worst of the AIDS crisis in the United States, in a hospice called “Gift of Love” in New York City, which had been opened by Mother Teresa in 1985. It had room for fifteen dying men, most of them from a world I had never known?a world of drugs, poverty, and crime, a far cry from the privileged life of châteaus in Europe that I had been brought up in, and later on, the world of show business in which I had been able to fulfill some of my greatest dreams. In the years to come, these men, who were dying of AIDS and had never been given much of a chance in life, taught me not only about the many ways to help others die in an atmosphere of peace and love, but also how to enjoy the richness of living our lives fully until the very end. Whenever Mother Teresa asked me to sing for her on her little terrace in Calcutta, I never said “No.” And when I asked her to help me write about caring for loved ones in their last days, she also never said “No.” What a blessing—thank you, Mother! If I can reach just one person who is flailing around in panic and fear while trying to help a loved one at the end of their life, my journey will have been worthwhile.

Cloud of WitnessesCloud of Witnesses

dubbed her “the Incomparable Hildegarde.” She was called the First Lady of the Supper Clubs by Eleanor Roosevelt. At the Waldorf, the Duchess of Windsor thought Hildegarde was too familiar with the Duke, but she traveled with her own ...

Author: George William Rutler

Publisher: Scepter Publishers

ISBN: 9781594170980


Page: 172

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In Cloud of Witnesses, Fr. George Rutler offers a personal account of the many remarkable people he has encountered throughout his life. From Robert Frost, to Mother Teresa to the many lesser known people, Fr. Rutler lets you in on the many graces that he has received through his own friendships. Told with personal vignettes in his signature style, Fr. Rutler offers not only an inside glimpse into his remarkable circle of friends, but also a deeper understanding and appreciation for the richness of the priestly ministry. "While Father George might not know everyone worth knowing, he does introduce us to a bewildering range of characters… We find no malice in these portraits, but he is honest, perhaps a little tougher on his fellow clerics, as he writes loyally of the humanity of his friends. I know a few of the characters brought to life in these sketches and can vouch for their accuracy. I therefore feel confidence in recommending also the larger number of personalities I did not know." - From the foreword by George Cardinal Pell of Sydney This is an unusual book, written by an author with unusual insights, a wide range of knowledge, and an elegant style. Father George Rutler is a priest of the Archdiocese of New York. He is pastor of the Church of Our Saviour in New York City and is the author of many books. He is on the board of numerous schools and colleges and is chaplain of the New York Guild of Catholic Lawyers and various fraternal societies. He has been a spiritual director for the Missionaries of Charity and other Religious orders and has lectured and given retreats in numerous countries. For over twenty years his programs on EWTN have been broadcast worldwide.

I Have a Lady in the BalconyI Have a Lady in the Balcony

She had been billed as the "Incomparable Hildegarde." Later, as Tom DeLong's guest at dinner, she was seated between Robert White and me, and she indeed lived up to her billing of those long- ago days. She proved how incomparable she ...

Author: George Ansbro

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786443185


Page: 245

View: 397

On Friday, May 18, 1934, radio columns in the New York press announced that Bert Parks of CBS would be "relinquishing his status as N.Y.'s youngest Network Staff Announcer to the newly appointed George Ansbro on the NBC Announcing Staff." From his role as an NBC page in 1931 to his career as a network announcer, Ansbro recalls an era that includes a who's who of early radio and Hollywood stars, and a transition from what was known as the Blue Network and its beginnings at Rockefeller Center to the massive radio and television organization now known as ABC.

Monthly NewsletterMonthly Newsletter

picture of the month 景* Dapper SC Officer Honors ' Incomparable Hildegarde 3 Shyly smiling Navy bachelor , LTJG Charlie Brown , SC , USNR , fumbles with beribboned scroll before presenting it to the " Incomparable Hildegarde ” during ...



ISBN: UIUC:30112106758094



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Helluva TownHelluva Town

The “incomparableHildegarde, having honed her cabaret flair in Paris (byway of Wisconsin, where Hildegarde Loretta Sell grew up, the daughter of a grocer), charmed the crowds at the Plaza. Tinkering at the piano, the picture of grace ...

Author: Richard Goldstein

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416593027


Page: 336

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In the stirring signature number from the 1944 Broadway musical On the Town, three sailors on a 24-hour search for love in wartime Manhattan sing, "New York, New York, a helluva town." The Navy boys’ race against time mirrored the very real frenzy in the city that played host to 3 million servicemen, then shipped them out from its magnificent port to an uncertain destiny. This was a time when soldiers and sailors on their final flings jammed the Times Square movie houses featuring lavish stage shows as well as the nightclubs like the Latin Quarter and the Copacabana; a time when bobby-soxers swooned at the Paramount over Frank Sinatra, a sexy, skinny substitute for the boys who had gone to war. Richard Goldstein’s Helluva Town is a kaleidoscopic and compelling social history that captures the youthful electricity of wartime and recounts the important role New York played in the national war effort. This is a book that will prove irresistible to anyone who loves New York and its relentlessly fascinating saga. Wartime Broadway lives again in these pages through the plays of Lillian Hellman, Robert Sherwood, Maxwell Anderson, and John Steinbeck championing the democratic cause; Irving Berlin’s This Is the Army and Moss Hart’s Winged Victory with their all-servicemen casts; Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! hailing American optimism; the Leonard Bernstein–Jerome Robbins production of On the Town; and the Stage Door Canteen. And these were the days when the Brooklyn Navy Yard turned out battleships and aircraft carriers, when troopships bound for Europe departed from the great Manhattan piers where glamorous ocean liners once docked, where the most beautiful liner of them all, the Normandie, caught fire and capsized during its conversion to a troopship. Here, too, is an unseen New York: physicists who fled Hitler’s Europe spawning the atomic bomb, the FBI chasing after Nazi spies, the Navy enlisting the Mafia to safeguard the port against sabotage, British agents mounting a vast intelligence operation. This is the city that served as a magnet for European artists and intellectuals, whose creative presence contributed mightily to New York’s boisterous cosmopolitanism. Long before 9/11, New York felt vulnerable to a foreign foe. Helluva Town recalls how 400,000 New Yorkers served as air-raid wardens while antiaircraft guns ringed the city in anticipation of a German bombing raid. Finally, this is the story of New York’s emergence as the power and glory of the world stage in the wake of V-J Day, underlined when the newly created United Nations arose beside the East River, climaxing a storied chapter in the history of the world’s greatest city.

The Wisconsin Supper Clubs StoryThe Wisconsin Supper Clubs Story

Journalist Walter Winchell dubbed her “The Incomparable Hildegarde,” which became her trademark; he also said she was “the dear that made Milwaukee famous.” (In addition, George and Ira Gershwin's song, “My Cousin in Milwaukee,” was ...

Author: Ron Faiola

Publisher: Agate Publishing

ISBN: 9781572848542


Page: 276

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In The Wisconsin Supper Clubs Story: An Illustrated History, with Relish, the third in his popular series, Ron Faiola invites readers to pull up a chair as he regales us with more than a century of history behind this beloved dining tradition, guiding readers from London to Hollywood, to New York City, and finally, to his own home state. The journey begins with the world’s very first supper clubs, which emerged in London in the mid-1800s. The phenomenon was adopted by New York’s restaurant and saloon owners in the late 1800s, and soon spread to suburban and rural areas. Across the United States, supper clubs enhanced culinary and dining traditions, and greatly influenced the evolution of live entertainment such as cabaret, comedy, and jazz, and dance crazes such as “The Charleston,” “Turkey Trot,” and the eyebrow-raising “Wiggle Wiggle.” Faiola unfolds the history of Wisconsin’s supper clubs with stories of its most iconic establishments, such as Ray Radigan’s, Hoffman House, and Fazio’s on Fifth. He reveals the remarkable durability of the supper club tradition as it withstood WWI, the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, Prohibition, the Great Depression, WWII, as well as the mid-twentieth century advent of fast food franchises and casual dining chains. Through their innovation and determination, supper club owners and their staff have managed not only to survive, but to maintain generations-spanning restaurants that remain prominent features of their communities to this day. Bursting with full-color photographs, newspaper clippings, and first-hand interviews, The Wisconsin Supper Clubs Story: An Illustrated History, with Relish offers a hearty buffet of the history of Wisconsin’s most iconic supper clubs and the folks who keep the cocktails poured, the relish trays fresh, and ensure there’s always an open seat at the table.

On the AirOn the Air

STAR: “The Incomparable Hildegarde,” with guests. ORCHESTRA: Harry Sosnik (1944-46), Paul Baron (1946-47). Hildegarde was a singer of uncertain nationality, the product of an intense publicity campaign to give her a deliberate ...

Author: John Dunning

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199840458


Page: 840

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Now long out of print, John Dunning's Tune in Yesterday was the definitive one-volume reference on old-time radio broadcasting. Now, in On the Air, Dunning has completely rethought this classic work, reorganizing the material and doubling its coverage, to provide a richer and more informative account of radio's golden age. Here are some 1,500 radio shows presented in alphabetical order. The great programs of the '30s, '40s, and '50s are all here--Amos 'n' Andy, Fibber McGee and Molly, The Lone Ranger, Major Bowes' Original Amateur Hour, and The March of Time, to name only a few. For each, Dunning provides a complete broadcast history, with the timeslot, the network, and the name of the show's advertisers. He also lists major cast members, announcers, producers, directors, writers, and sound effects people--even the show's theme song. There are also umbrella entries, such as "News Broadcasts," which features an engaging essay on radio news, with capsule biographies of major broadcasters, such as Lowell Thomas and Edward R. Murrow. Equally important, Dunning provides a fascinating account of each program, taking us behind the scenes to capture the feel of the performance, such as the ghastly sounds of Lights Out (a horror drama where heads rolled and bones crunched), and providing engrossing biographies of the main people involved in the show. A wonderful read for everyone who loves old-time radio, On the Air is a must purchase for all radio hobbyists and anyone interested in 20th-century American history. It is an essential reference work for libraries and radio stations.

At the PlazaAt the Plaza

The Incomparable Hildegarde fie performer most associated with the Persian Room (and record holder for the most performances there4over one hundred weeks) first rose to prominence as a cafe singer during World War II.

Author: Curtis Gathje

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466867000


Page: 192

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At The Plaza is a pictorial record and an anecdotal history of the world's most famous hotel: New York's Plaza. As a story, it traverses the breadth and scope of Gotham's high society during the American Century. As a photo collection, it's like no other, capturing the hotel's remarkable presence on the ever-changing New York scene. For almost one hundred years, The Plaza has mirrored the social history of Manhattan: its tastes in design, entertainment, restaurants and accommodations, as well as its adjustment to Prohibition, the Great Depression, two World Wars, the Cold War, women's rights, smokers' rights, animals' rights and British rock-and-roll. The first guests to sign the register-Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt-set the standard for the long procession of luminaries that followed: Mark Twain, Diamond Jim Brady, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Marlene Dietrich, Frank Lloyd Wright, Marilyn Monroe, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and the Beatles, among many others. In At The Plaza, the hotel's official historian, Curtis Gathje, has compiled a tremendous collection of photographs and vignettes chronicling the colorful history of a building, an institution, and a city.

Lovely MeLovely Me

Another of Radie's guests was " The Incomparable Hildegarde , " the highly paid chanteuse who was then the darling of cafe society and Jackie's latest idol . She attended all of the singer's openings at the Plaza Hotel's Persian Room ...

Author: Barbara Seaman

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1888363371


Page: 480

View: 280

Barbara Seaman's pioneering biography of the author of Valley of the Dolls, The Love Machine, and other mega-sellers examines the life of a woman who exhibited amazing strength in every aspect of her life-from getting her writing published and promoted to fighting her ultimate adversary, breast cancer.

Bing CrosbyBing Crosby

27 billed herself as the Incomparable Hildegarde, or if, as she claimed, the songwriters asked her to be the first to record it. Her story is improbable; Frank Sinatra recorded it as early as 1940, at his second session with Tommy ...

Author: Gary Giddins

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316412353


Page: 736

View: 157

"The best thing to happen to Bing Crosby since Bob Hope," (WSJ) Gary Giddins presents the second volume of his masterful multi-part biography. Bing Crosby dominated American popular culture in a way that few artists ever have. From the dizzy era of Prohibition through the dark days of the Second World War, he was a desperate nation's most beloved entertainer. But he was more than just a charismatic crooner: Bing Crosby redefined the very foundations of modern music, from the way it was recorded to the way it was orchestrated and performed. In this much-anticipated follow-up to the universally acclaimed first volume, NBCC Winner and preeminent cultural critic Gary Giddins now focuses on Crosby's most memorable period, the war years and the origin story of White Christmas. Set against the backdrop of a Europe on the brink of collapse, this groundbreaking work traces Crosby's skyrocketing career as he fully inhabits a new era of American entertainment and culture. While he would go on to reshape both popular music and cinema more comprehensively than any other artist, Crosby's legacy would be forever intertwined with his impact on the home front, a unifying voice for a nation at war. Over a decade in the making and drawing on hundreds of interviews and unprecedented access to numerous archives, Giddins brings Bing Crosby, his work, and his world to vivid life -- firmly reclaiming Crosby's central role in American cultural history.