Friday, May 31, 2013

James Melton with George M. Cohan

I recently purchased this photo on e-bay.  On the reverse it says: “Intimate shot of George M. Cohan telling a story to James Melton.”  Don’t you wish you knew what that story was?  There’s no date on the photo, but given that Cohan died in 1942 (at the age of sixty-four), and given how young my father looks, the photo has to be from the mid to late 1930s.

Cohan published more than 300 songs during his lifetime, including the standards "Over There," "Give My Regards to Broadway," and "You're a Grand Old Flag."

Amazing, there is still Melton memorabilia out there on e-bay! 

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