THE McGUIRE SISTERS (PHYLLIS McGUIRE) - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/17/1984 - HFSID 270253
THE McGUIRE SISTERS: PHYLLIS McGUIRE Phyllis McGuire sends a typed letter to Phyllis Diller thanking her for the information and to pass along photographs. Typed Letter Signed: "Phyllis xxxooo", 1 page, 6¼x8½. No place, 1984 July 17.
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THE McGUIRE SISTERS: PHYLLIS McGUIRE
Phyllis McGuire sends a typed letter to Phyllis Diller thanking her for the information and to pass along photographs.
Typed Letter Signed: "Phyllis xxxooo", 1 page, 6¼x8½. No place, 1984 July 17. On monogrammed stationery to comedienne and actress Phyllis Diller. Begins: "Dear Phyllis". In full: "Thank you so much for sending the pictures of the dental work and addresses of the dentist. We are very impressed! I'm enclosing your pictures with this letter. We are sending you a picture of the show, which we have autographed for your collection. Also, we've sent one for you to autograph for our collection. There are two poses, please autograph the one you prefer. Thanks again for the lovely evening and the look at the dental pictures. 'Sincerely'". Photographs not present. The McGuire Sisters were immensely popular in the pre-rock 1950s, regulars on the Arthur Godfrey TV and radio programs (1952-1957) who scored top hits with "Sincerely" (1955) and "Sugartime" (1958). After many years of inactivity, the sisters, who also include Dorothy and Christine, reunited for the first of many Las Vegas show performances in 1985. The McGuire sisters are enshrined in the National Broadcasters Hall of Fame and the Vocal Groups Hall of Fame. PHYLLIS McGUIRE (born in 1931), who pursued a solo career for a time, also appeared in two films, Come Blow Your Horn (1963) and The White River Kid (1999). The group's Eisenhower-era wholesome image notwithstanding, she was the girl friend of mob boss Sam Giancana in the 1960s. Phyllis later became involved in community affairs and charitable work in Las Vegas. Comedienne PHYLLIS DILLER (1917-2012), known for her outrageous appearance, zany outfits, distinctive laugh and a stand-up act that featured frequent references to her fictional husband, "Fang", and zingers about her sex appeal and numerous plastic surgeries, got her big break in March 1955 (at age 37), when she debuted at San Francisco's Purple Onion club. A subsequent appearance on The Tonight Show hosted by Jack Paar launched her national career, which got a big boost after Bob Hope saw Diller in a Washington, D.C. club. A favorite of the comedian, Diller would appear in three of Hope's films and 23 of his TV specials. Diller, who recorded her first comedy record album in 1959, took her groundbreaking "funny hausfrau" act to nightclubs and television variety shows and specials and she also appeared on the big screen. Her feature film credits include Splendor in the Grass (1961), The Fat Spy (1966), Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! (1966), The Sunshine Boys (1975) and The Silence of the Hams (1994), and she provided the voice of the Queen in A Bug's Life (1998). By 2000, the comedienne, who had trained as a concert pianist before her marriage (1939-1965) to Sherwood Anderson Diller, had appeared as a piano soloist with 100 symphony orchestras across the U.S. Despite retiring from nightclub/stage tours in May 2002 at the age of 84, Diller continued to make films (Motorcross Kids, 2004; Forget About It, 2005) and occasionally appear on TV programs, including two episodes of 7th Heaven (2002, 2003) and a guest shot on The Wayne Brady Show (2004). Slightly creased. Stray ink marks at lower margin. Fine condition.
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