World War II Mail-able Phonograph (NPM HSC.0113) Recorded by:
Ralph Miller, Pharmacist's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy;
USO, Los Angeles, California;
July 21, 1944
Female voice: Greetings, Mr. and Mrs. Sides. This is July 21st, 1944. We are speaking from the USO in the Pacific Mutual Building in Downtown Los Angeles. Through the courtesy of Gem blades and razors, I have the privilege of bringing you the voice of Gem. Here he is.
PhM 2/C Ralph Miller: Hello, Mother. My gosh, almighty. Here I am making one of these here records up here in Los Angeles. Just got up here a little while ago, and it's just some real town up here, having a lot of fun up here. Going up to Hollywood tomorrow. Right now I’m at USO where I’m making this record. We’ve got a very beautiful girl here. Say hello, honey. Say hello to them, go ahead. There’s my mother.
Female Voice: Hello.
Ralph Miller: Isn’t that nice, huh? We’re going to have a lot of fun tonight. Yes, indeed. Well, I’ll tell you why I called the other night. You know, I told you on the phone it was just because I was a little stewed or something, but it wasn’t true. The reason I called you the other night was to tell you I was trying for a 30-day leave; however, it didn’t go through. The doctor wouldn't pass it -- you know, my doctor passed it, but the captain wouldn’t pass it as yet. However, I’m going to still try and get a leave before I ship out this time. They tell me it’s pretty hard to get out of California though because of train transportation and everything else, but I’m still going to try and maybe I’ll be home before even this war is over and back after the war is over, I hope.
Well, now I can go and tell you about all this here good music if you can’t hear it out there. Can you -- how is the record coming along? Can you hear the record music out there? Boy, beautiful music out there, beautiful music, beautiful girls and plenty of eats. You know my hobby, women and eats. Very pretty girls, nice little smile, just love it. So I’m going to turn the record over now, Mother.
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