WHO DID WHAT TO FEDALIA? by Meredith Willson


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A frantic antic through advertising and radio worlds takes Fedalia Parker from Fort Madison to New York City to prove her father's belief in her singing genius. The spark was the chance purchase of an autoharp; Red Parker's conviction that his daughter was destined for fame and glory spurred him unceasingly; and Fedalia's departure became a reality. A visit to a psychopathic uncle, the evasion of carnal agents, and a turndown at her first audition led to her meeting with Spart, the writer who jeered at his own profession. Before her next chance, Fedalia had learned a few of the ins and outs of show business, and the sickness therein, and when her second turn-down woke her with a bang -- she headed for home and her old beau. Dead pan honesty putting the smart-patter boys in their has had brighter and funnier interpretations than this. More drivel frivol here.

Pub Date: Feb. 7th, 1951
Publisher: Doubleday