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Re: Keep those cards and letters coming

Posted by Smokey Stover on November 18, 2006

In Reply to: Keep those cards and letters coming posted by Lisa on November 18, 2006

: What is the origin of the phrase, "Keep those cards and letters coming"?
: I think it is from early radio or television.

If the question is, when was that exhortation first used in the public media, it is hard to imagine that anyone reading this page is going to find an answer. One thing I'm confident of is that it antedates television, although Dean Martin certainly gave it a big audience on his TV show. Since early radio would put it at 1929 at the earliest, let's call it early radio, sometime before World War II. That's only a guess, of course.
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