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THE FIRST SINGING TELEGRAM
A message of adoration delivered in a musical and sometimes humorous way.
July 28, 1933
A fan sends pop star Rudy Vallee a birthday greeting by telegram.
George P. Oslin (Western Union public relations) decides this is a great opportunity.
Telegrams, often meant something tragic.
What if they were sent in celebration?!
Lucille Lipps, an operator was asked to sing the message
over the telephone, and this became the first singing telegram.
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