Thursday, October 25, 2012

Official Washington Loved Allan Sherman

This fan letter was one of many indications that Allan Sherman's My Son, The Folk Singer album was not going to be an insiders cult hit, but a mass phenomenon.

(Courtesy of Robert Sherman)
Minow, by the way, was famous for calling television a "vast wasteland" in a May 9, 1961, speech. But this letter proves he wasn't merely a snob sneering at all pop culture. He liked the good stuff.

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