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Saturday, January 5, 2013

January 5, 1935: Performance of Phil Spitalny's All-Girl Orchestra on CBS

 
January 5, 1935: Phil Spitalny's All-Girl Orchestra performed on The Hour of Charm program on CBS. There was also the unforgettable performance of Evelyn and her magic violin on that program.

Evelyn came from an audition of over 1000 female performers. Her violin play amazed the audience at that time. The orchestra consisted of twenty-two charming female musicians. They all played multiple instruments and sang in the choir. The idea of an all-female orchestra and choir was a novelty at the time and the show was a success.

For The Hour of Charm, all members of the All-Girl Orchestra and Choir had to sign a contract to remain unmarried for two years. Even Phil and the magical violinist Evelyn had to wait. The two were eventually married and retired to Florida.