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    Have you Heard of Marilyn Lowe

    I have some original music typed up by or for Marilyn lowe “ The girl in front of the band” has anyone heard of her or any information thank you
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    Never heard of her, but here’s a few thoughts.

    The address on her card is given as the Park Central Hotel, but the registered package sent to her is addressed as “Park Sheraton”. The Park Central was bought by Sheraton and renamed to the Park-Sheraton in 1948, so it has to have been sent later than that, but probably not much later.

    If the card was printed before 1948 and she was 17 at the time then at least some of her experience must have been as a child performer for her to claim 7 years movie experience and 8 years radio experience. There’s no record of her in IMDb.

    Some of that experience must have been in wartime, which ties in with the mention of O.W.I. on both radio and recorded spot commercials, as well as the mention of “Keep ‘em Rolling”. I assume the O.W.I. is the United States Office of War Information, created in June 1942 and in operation until September 1945. They made radio broadcasts, short films and such of a patriotic nature to connect the battlefront to industrial production and civilian communities, using the propaganda catchphrases: “Keep ‘Em Rolling”, “Keep ‘Em Coming” and “Keep ‘Em Shooting,” The “Keep ’em Rolling” phrase had also been used by the Office of Emergency Management from 1941 as America began to ramp up its production prior to entry into the war.

    I would also guess that the “Cavalcade” mentioned under her Radio experience relates to the “Cavalcade of America” show aired on radio from 1935 to 1953. It was an anthology series with dramatised true-life stories of a feel-good nature, biographies of popular composers and occasional musical productions, originally on CBS, and sponsored by the DuPont Company. The actress Helen Hayes (also mentioned on the card) featured during the life of the series. The card also mentions “Big Town”, which was an extremely popular serialised radio drama about a crusading newspaper editor that aired from 1937 to 1952.

    Looks like your Marilyn had a history of child/teen bit-parts and commercial work during the late 1930s to mid-1940s which may well have gone uncredited, and was looking to audition for bigger roles in musical productions. There’s no mention of that song anywhere, so probably whatever it was written for never happened. Who knows whether she ever made a career for herself. Given she was only in her late teens or possibly very early 20s, she might have married and achieved something under a different name.
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    Social Security number 132-10-9057 was issued to MARILYN CUTLER, who was born 23 June 1928 and, Death Master File says, died 21 February 2007.

    If anyone has an archives subscription.

    https://www.archives.com/search/vita...dtype=5&aff=93
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    Have you Heard of Marilyn Lowe

    Thanks everyone this was also in the envelope looks like she purchased it from Al Seigell ??
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    Al Seigel's Orchestra--maybe?
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0796890/

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    Probably since it does say plus extra orchestrations.

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    I'd say highly likely. Al Siegel was no longer performing or recording at this time, but he was still writing, arranging, and coaching young female singers. That was quite some investment young Marilyn made... $250 for an exclusive song from an established professional and a long let apartment in a swanky hotel. Looks like Mummy and Daddy may have been pushing her career and bankrolling her. Doesn't look like she realised the dream though.
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    Al Siegel has music in the film swing high swing low 1937 still doing some research thanks for the help
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    Here's a mention of a Marilyn Lowe in a Mae West Broadway melodrama called "Diamond Lil" in 1949. Might not be the same person, but the city and the year seem right.

    Billboard - Google Books

    Diamond Lil may have been her only appearance on stage, as IBDB list two runs in 1949-1950 as her only credits:

    Marilyn Lowe – Broadway Cast & Staff | IBDB
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