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192? Figure Figure FRANCES SELLERS World Champion Whistler and Bird Imitator THE NOVELTY OF TODAY Frances Sellers PICTURE a log cabin down on Chestnut Ridge, in Jackson County, Indiana. Across the mud road stands a virgin forest. A little girl was born in this primitive dwelling. At three years of age she would wander in the woodland and sit for hours watching the birds. At seven she could imitate the calls of her feathered flock, and they have since become her most intimate friends. With our disappearing forests, the natural refuge of our bird life, how fine it is to have one who can bring the music of Springtime. In addition to her bird imitations, Miss Sellers has a large repertoire of classical numbers, wherein she gives her own musical interpretations of the selection, bringing out the various calls of the birds. Miss Sellers often asks the audience to join her in whistling and singing their old favorites. This is a unique feature, and adds zest and versatility to her program. This program is a very attractive feature for Women's Clubs, Nature Societies, Men's Service Clubs, Schools, Conventions, Banquets, Concerts, Vaudeville, Radio and Private Parties. Miss Sellers is a member of the International Lyceum and Chautauqua Association. Consider this for your next occasion. MANAGEMENT Williamson Entertainment Bureau HORACE G. WILLIAMSON, Manager 1121 Union Central Building Phone Main 3132 CINCINNATI, OHIO References TWENTIETH CENTURY DISTRICT CONFERENCE ROTARY INTERNATIONAL West Baden, Ind. Miss Frances M. Sellers' ability as a whistler was easily the outstanding feature of the program, and, together with her engaging personality, she was the hit of the Conference.—C. M. BRAMAN. THE QUAKER MAID CHAIN STORE GROCERS Louisville, Ky. Please accept our thanks for the excellent program you rendered at our banquet last night. We feel sure that everyone enjoyed it, and considered it a treat.—J. B. DEJARNALT. THE SAVINGS & LOAN LEAGUE OF INDIANA Indianapolis, Ind. We were all pleased with your contribution to our evening's entertainment—your performance was fine. Hope to be able to use you again sometime.—LEW M. O'BANNON, President. GLAD HAND BIBLE CLASS Louisville, Ky. The special music on our program was really something different. Miss Frances Sellers whistled her way into the hearts of every member present. Her offerings were entirely different, in that they were of a classical nature. Some of the members say that the robins in the neighborhood turned green with envy, while several old-timers claim that canaries in nearby homes died of broken hearts over the loss of their laurels.—E. J. EICHORN. VINCENNES UNIVERSITY Vincennes, Ind. Expressing to you our appreciation of your very excellent entertainment. I assure you now that our students and faculty appreciated it very much and we shall be very glad to hear you again.—W. A. DAVIS, President. INDIANA HISTORICAL SOCIETY Indianapolis, Ind. Having heard Miss Frances Sellers on three or four programs, I am very glad to recommend her for a place on any entertainment. Her whistling is very remarkable; she has a wide range, great flexibility and variety. Her selections are always appropriate and chosen from high-class music. Her presence is attractive, and adds to the enjoyment of her music.—CHRISTOPHER B. COLEMAN, Director. INDIANA FEDERATION OF WOMEN'S CLUBS Indianapolis, Ind. I thank you again for your beautiful contribution to our convention program. We were all charmed with your personality and your wonderful gift. Your whistling was one of the high lights of our convention program.—NANNIE C. CANINE, Secretary. INDIANA UNIVERSITY Bloomington, Ind. I have had the pleasure of hearing Miss Frances Sellers in her whistling recitals several times and have found them unique and fascinating as well as musical.—B. WINFRED MERRILL, Dean of Music. INTERNATIONAL NEW THOUGHT ALLIANCE CONGRESS Indianapolis, Ind. We want to again express our appreciation for your gracious and generous entertainment during the International New Thought Alliance Congress.—MURRELL G. POWELL. From Radio Fans Frances Sellers has been heard through broadcasting stations WLW, WKBF, WFMB and WHAS. Some expressions of a few of many hundreds of letters: HIGH SPRINGS, FLORIDA I enjoyed your whistling selection over the radio, Station WLW. It came in clear and beautiful, and our bird also broke forth in such melody and sang with you.—MRS. D. G. DEGLER. BALTIMORE, MARYLAND Hearty congratulations for the delightful entertainment you gave us last night over Station WLW. Your unique program was indeed most charming and delightful.—MRS. WM. O'NEILL. BRIDGEWATER, MASSACHUSETTS Wonderful! You in Cincinnati and I in my home in Massachusetts.—GEO. D. ALLEN. LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY I remember with a great deal of pleasure hearing you whistle in the studio of WHAS. It is always a delight to find somebody who has such an out-of-the-ordinary ability as you happen to have.—JAMES SPEED. WATERLOO, IOWA We heard your wonderful program Saturday evening. I think it is wonderful that one can whistle as you can.—MRS. E. S. MACMANUS. CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA I thoroughly enjoyed Miss Frances Sellers in her lifelike bird songs. Her Southern admirers will welcome her often on the air.—JAMES GAILLARD. ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY My family have just been entertained by one of the most remarkable of all whistlers. The young lady is an artist in her profession. No such true to nature bird calls have ever been heard over the air.—GEORGE BAKER. SYRACUSE, NEW YORK Your concerts are fine.—F. C. WOESE. FRANKLIN, PENNSYLVANIA We enjoyed your program. Hope to hear you often.—MRS. H. E. SEATON. BESSEMER, ALABAMA My cat was sleeping peacefully by the fireside, and hearing your interpretations of the Glow Worm he became very wide awake, and sat waiting for the bird to come in sight.—MRS. G. W. BRUNER. LANSING, MICHIGAN As we have always enjoyed whistling, your program was especially enjoyable.—TWO RADIO LISTENERS-IN. DAYTON, OHIO Enjoyed your bird imitations immensely. Hope to hear you again soon.—JESSIE STONE. RAGO, KANSAS We sure did enjoy that program last night. The whistling was grand.—MR. AND MRS. R. L. DICKINSON. HUNTINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA The bird imitations by Miss Frances Sellers were fine. It came through with wonderful clearness to the finest shading.—JAMES MCDONALD.
|Personal Name Subject||Sellers, Frances M.|
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