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I have had the pleasure of meeting a lot of great people during this journey and one of them is Glenn Santos who provided us with this great picture which I believe is from the New Jersey Steel Pier in the 1930’s. It shows Mary Small with Bobby Gilbert and Ralph Dumpke, but more importantly it shows Mary’s great and close friends, who gave her a huge break after she asked the for an autograph at the Hippodrome in Baltimore. Glenn, thanks for all of your support during this project and your own incredible research product, and hopefully soon we can hear the girls sing together again!

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Mary’s And The Nightclub Scene

These two articles paint a good picture of Mary’s work in the nightclub scene which corresponded with her work on TV.

Above: Pittsburgh Post Gazette, October 17, 1949 – This article that led me to find this Women’s Home Companion Article by Mary.

Below: From Billboard, August 30, 1952