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SHEP FIELDS!<br>1940s Handwritten Letter on New Orleans<br>Roosevelt Hotel Stationery!

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Famous for his group, The Rippling Rhytm, Shep Fields was one of the hipper big band cats from the 1930s and 40s. This letter does not have a date, but judging from the deco stationery from the famous Hotel Roosevelt in New Orleans, it is probably from the early 1940s. Shep has written on both sides of the letter, which seems to be to a newspaper man as it thanks him for publicity at one point. The content is as follows:

"Dear Bob,

"Beleive it or not, your letter of August 17th just caught up with me. - It has been following me around the country. This is unusual for my mail usually catches up with me within a week.

"I was I was under the impression that I acknowledged the pipe case. - And I feel terrible if I didn't. -

"It has worked out fine - and I assure you that I appreciate it very much.

"I have no idea at this moment when I will be back in New York altho in this business, plans change from day to day.

"There is a slight possibility that I may play the Capitol Theater in October.

"If so - we will get to-gether.

"Thanks for thinking of me in your publicity - and if there is anything I can ever do - please contact me.

"With all good wishes I am always most sincerely yours,

"Shep Fields"

The letter measures 10 1/2 x 7 1/4" and is in good condition with creases from mailing.

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