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BELLE BAKER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/25/1931 - HFSID 55166

BELLE BAKER Typed thank you letter to entertainment columnist Louis Sobol Typed Letter signed: "Belle Baker", 2 pages (front and verso), 5¼x6¼ folded, 10x6¼ unfolded. New York, N.Y., 1931 November 25. To Mr. Louis Sobol, New York Evening Journal.

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BELLE BAKER
Typed thank you letter to entertainment columnist Louis Sobol
Typed Letter signed: "Belle Baker", 2 pages (front and verso), 5¼x6¼ folded, 10x6¼ unfolded. New York, N.Y., 1931 November 25. To Mr. Louis Sobol, New York Evening Journal. In full: "Of all the sweet and kind letters I've ever received - none was as beautiful as yours the other day. You just seem to know what to say and how to say the things that make me so happy, - and I do appreciate your thoughtfulness more than I can tell you. I'm glad to have merited those lovely reports from the Ludwig Bauman people, - but more than that, I'm grateful for your wonderful friendship and happy to be of whatever little service I can at any time. I'm leaving with several friends tonight for a little trip to Bermuda over the Thanksgiving weekend. I'm told that the calmness and tranquility of the ocean will be restful for my nerves, - but as soon as I get back, I'd love to have you up for dinner some evening so that we may spend a little time together. In the meantime - my love and all good wishes to you and the family in which Herbert joins me. As always". Singer and actress Belle Baker (1893-1957) performed in Yiddish theater, vaudeville, Broadway and radio, and made 3 film appearances. Baker was called "the Ragtime singer," but she also excelled in sentimental songs, including her signature tune, "My Yiddische Mama," first performed in 1925. She introduced Irving Berlin's "Blue Skies" in the musical Betty (1926). She starred in one of the very first film musicals, Song of Love (1929), with songs written for her by husband Maurice Abrahams. She had her own radio program in the 1930s. When this letter was written, Baker was grieving for her recently deceased husband, Maurice Abrahams, an event she took hard, and may account for her quest for "calmness and tranquility" to calm her nerves. Herbert Baker was her son. Louis Sobol wrote an entertainment column, "The Passing Scene." Normal mailing fold. Slightly creased. Slightly worn at edges. Otherwise, fine condition.

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