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This song has a special meaning for me because it is the only recording I have, or I think which exists, of my birth mother Patty Small Keeler’s voice. She recorded this song with her mother Mary probably in the 1960’s and it was released on Coral Records.

WALTER WINCHELL AND MARY

From Walter Winchell’s column, Herald Journal, October 12, 1965.  Walter wrote a lot about Mary and had her back in the divorce against her husband.  I really don’t want to say he was the Perez Hilton of our time, but the truth is gossip has been around for quite a long time.  Some writers were / are more elegant than others.  I put Walter in both camps.  His style wasn’t egalitarian, but he also was fairly more educated than today’s “celebrity journalists.”

Here he is at his birthday in 1953 with Marilyn Monroe, and plenty of other classic celebrities and studio heads.