11 May 2014

You were superb!

In 1936, 13-year old Ann Miller was doing a tapdance routine in a nightclub in San Francisco when she was discovered by Lucille Ball and comedian Benny Rubin. Impressed with Ann's dancing skills, they both urged RKO to sign her to a contract. At RKO Lucille Ball and Ann Miller would make a few pictures together: "Stage Door" (1937), "Room Service" (1938) (see photo above), and "Too many girls" (1940). Some 25 years later, on 25 May 1965, Lucille Ball (who had become a big star with the "I Love Lucy"-shows) sent a telegram to Ann Miller, praising her for her performance on the television show The Hollywood Palace. The reason the telegram caught my eye is because of the sweet handwritten comment, added later by Ann Miller. 

Via: telegrams from last century

Transcript: 

MAY 25 65
ANN MILLER
1381 SUMMIT RIDGE DR BEVERLY HILLS CALIF

DEAR ANN NOW THAT THE FURORE HAS ABATED ABOUT YOUR GREAT PERFORMANCE ON PALACE LET MY VOICE BE HEARD YOU WERE SUPERB LOVE
LUCY

"Ball" after Lucy was added by Ann Miller as well as the comment: "Real thrilled over this. Called Western Union to be sure it was she."

1 comment:

  1. That is so good to read,and as you say, Ann's hand written comment.

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