1944-1945 2 Signed Greetings from Mary Margaret McBride Radio Station WEAF New York
(Mary Margaret McBride)

New York: 1944. 2 plain postcards, with imprinted Mary Margaret McBride Station WEAF 30 Rockefeller Plaza New York 20, N.Y. on front as return address, postally cancelled- one from Nov. 27 1944, with a chatty personal typed message on back, "...Again I've had a birthday even though I've given it away! Thank you for remembering and for caring enough about me to send me greetings. it means so much to me and helps me reconcile myself to getting older. Lovingly, (signed in pen) Mary Margaret McBride" (with) Sept. 6 1945, slightly different typeface on the return address on the card, to the same recipient in Brooklyn, "I'm so glad you were listening the other day when Herman Smith was on and Maggie Teyte was our guest. Your letter confirms my feeling that she was pretty wonderful. I'd like nothing better than to play your Geraldine Farrar recording but we have some very strict rules about music and I'm not even sure it's possible. However, I shall ask Stella Karn to make inquiries. Yours, Mary Margaret McBride" (1899-1976) American radio talk show pioneer and writer, "...(of her earlier reporting & writing career) Highly successful, she became one of the busiest women freelancers of the day...In her lifetime, Mary Margaret McBride was America's "first lady of radio." She was not the first person to host a radio talk show, but her format and technique of dropping any kind of persona were unique. Because of these qualities, she was the most successful radio personality of her own time..." (Margarette R. Connor in the ANB); light wear, little soiling to cards; very good condition; interesting wartime America radio history ephemera, from one of the period's most-listened-to proponents. Very Good (Item ID: 20039)


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