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Here’s a promotional photograph from the February 4 1933 edition of the Toronto Daily Star, featuring radio star Vaughn de Leath:

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Vaughn de Leath (1894-1943) was known as “The Original Radio Girl”, and the “First Lady of Radio”, a designation she was attached to: when Kate Smith tried calling herself the “First Lady of Radio”, she sued.

By the time of this photo, her career was just about to go into decline. After this, she had financial problems and began drinking heavily, which caused her to die young.

Among her many recordings is a version of “Are You Lonesome Tonight?”, recorded in 1927, which Elvis Presley covered in 1960.

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