|(Courtesy of Robert Sherman)|
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.
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.