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Truman, Harry. Typed Letter, Signed

Harry Truman writes to
the cabaret singer who inspired Miss Piggy. 


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Harry Truman Autograph Signature (33rd President)  on Typed Letter, signed “Harry Truman”.  Independence, MO: 1 March 1965.  Quarto; 1 pg.; envelope.  To:  Hildegarde.

Truman writes in part:  “…I am enclosing a photograph for you, as you requested, and am returning your ten dollar check.  You don’t need to send a check—all you need to do is to ask for a picture and you will get it…(I) appreciate your wanting it.  I hope it will bring you no bad luck!”

Hildegarde was, perhaps, the most famous cabaret singer that ever lived.  Liberace acknowledged her influence and Revlon named a lipstick and nail polish shade after her.  She wore elegant towns and long gloves, “Miss Piggy stole the gloves idea from me,” she said.  The  single-name vogue amongst entertainers began with her. She passed away in 2005.