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Thanks to Alan Eichler and the folks at Jasmine Records you can now hear many of Mary Small’s greatest hits compiled on their record, I Like It, I Like It. Thank you Alan for putting this amazing tribute together. You can get a copy of the CD simply by donating at our Kickstarter Campaign…

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/marysmall/the-little-girl-with-the-big-voice-documentary

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RIP Ronny Lee… Tonight we learned the unfortunate news that Ronny Lee, one of the stars of The Little Girl with the Big Voice died of cancer surrounded by friends and family in New York.  Ronny was a tremendous talent and a friend of my grandmother in moments she needed him most.  He was a wonderful, kind man who left the world with countless gifts, many of which can be found in homes throughout the world.  His bestselling books were sold everywhere and for good reason.  Ronny’s influence was significant and he even has a guitar named after him, a 1962 Gretsch.  He will be dearly missed.

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Making this documentary has given me the great opportunity to know H. Kevin Miserocchi, who is the Executive Director of the Tee and charles addams foundation in New York. Kevin was instrumental in helping me develop this story and guide it to the place where it is now and we are eternally grateful to him, not just for his friendship and help with this project, but for his commitment to the legacy of charles addams. Thanks, Kevin! Be sure to check out the foundation at http://www.charlesaddams.com/

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Thanks to Chris Foster who we met on Facebook for sending this picture of his father, William D. Foster USAF, dancing with Mary Small in Reno in 1952. Mr. Foster was serving in the USAF and had some time off and happened to meet Mary while he was off duty. He was also a great drummer and a Jazz lover. Thanks, Chris for this great picture! We also found a check on Ebay that seems to be for that era so we’ve included it too!

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Sammy Davis, Jr. at the “Me and My Shadow” recording session with Frank Sinatra and Jimmy Van Heusen, photographed by Gjon Mili, 1962

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The Little Girl With The Big Voice- photo stills – 2014