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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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John Lee Liar was born on July 1, 1894 in Renfro Valley, Kentucky. He was a country music entrepreneur and folklorist. During World War I he was assigned to produce musical shows for servicemen. In 1927 he joined Chicago radio station WLS and in 1937 he joined WLW in Cincinnati. He died November 12, 1985 in Lexington, Kentucky.; James "Haven" Lamont Gillespie was born on February 6, 1888 in Covington, Kentucky. He was an American composer and lyricist. He was the writer of "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" as well as "You Go to My Head." He died on March 14, 1975.
Photograph caption dated July 13, 1950 reads "Lyricist Haven Gillespie's friendship with Lee Wood dates way back to their boyhood in Covington, Kentucky. So now that Lee's got a TV show it's only natural that the tunesmith be his guest. He'll appear with Lee on 'Lee's Lair' tonight at 7, KTSL."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Lair, John
Gillespie, Haven,--1888-1975
Men--California--San Fernando Valley
Lyricists--California--San Fernando Valley
Pianists--California--San Fernando Valley
Television personalities--California--San Fernando Valley
Piano--California--San Fernando Valley
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
Valley Times Collection photographs
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