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Frankie Carle! Handwritten Letter to a Fan 1939 with envelope and flyer! SOLD!!!

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Frankie Carle was a talented jazz pianist and big band leader whose career began in the late 1930s as featured pianist in Horace Heidt's big band (he mentions Heidt in this letter!) and went on to success with his on combos and big bands in the 1940s and 1950s. In this letter he thanks a fan for supporting a radio program that he was involved in while in Hiedt's band. The letter also comes with the original envelope and a flyer that Carle included promoting the "15 Best Sheet Music Sellers" - 2 songs by Carle are mentioned at the bottom of the flyer. Both the letter and the envelope are writtn on stationary from the Hotel Knickerbocker in Times Square which advertises a "Radio in Every Room". A great piece of early swing history, the entire contents of the letter is as follows:

Dear Miss Ahreus,

I want to thank you for your letter and your congratulations. I'm sorry to hear of your mother's illness, but keep up your lessons. I'm glad you hear our programs and keep listening in and I know you won't mind that I showed it to Horace. If you ever decide to come to the Biltmore I wish you would make yourself known. I hope you'll excuse me for writing a short letter as I'm late for work and once again thanks. Friendly, Frankie Carle

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