Song written for Mamie Eisenhower. Hand painted design with likeness of Mamie Eisenhower, Decca Records New York, NY 28559 78rpm Personality Series. Side 1. Hand-painted label: First Pressing of the Song Written For Mamie Eisenhower With Love and Best Wishes, Fred Side 2. (83726) Ike, Mr. President Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians.
Vinyl, cardboard, paper. Cover: L 26.0, W 26.0 cm, Record Dia: 25.0 cm
Eisenhower National Historic Site, EISE 584.
Fred Waring was a good friend of the Eisenhowers, and his choral group, Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians, one of their very favorites. The Eisenhowers kept several of the Pennsylvanians’ albums stored in the cupboard of the Norelco hi-fi in their living room. To celebrate the President’s first birthday in office, Waring organized a huge birthday gala in Hershey, PA attended by over 10,000 guests. The Eisenhowers asked his group to sing at White House state dinners during visits by Queen Elizabeth and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev.