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Description: The Incomparable Hildegarde, the American cabaret singer, penned and signed this effervescent letter to a fan in 1977. The letter reads in part: “Yes, I too ought to change the title of my book to ‘Over 70 So What!’ – but to me – the ‘So What’ part is what keeps me young and youthful! (and Vital!)”. In 1977, Hildegarde was 71 years old.

Hildegarde Loretta Sell (1906-2005) worked in vaudeville and traveling shows across America and Europe. She was wildly popular during the 1930’s and 40’s and is credited with starting the single-name vogue among entertainers.

Written on a 10 1/2″ x 7 1/4″ sheet of pink stationery emblazoned with a raised imprint of her signature at the top left corner. Item #A01529

Condition: Mailing fold lines, otherwise very good condition with a large, strong signature.