I found some beautiful old sheet music when I was in Saint Augustine last weekend. I found it at Wolf’s Head Books, one of the finest antique and used book stores in Florida. The song is called, “It’s Playtime in Miami” and was written in 1940 by composer Clark Ringwalt as a fund raising measure for the South Florida Children’s Hospital in Miami, Florida.
What’s also interesting is all the names of prominent people in Miami during the 1940s, and a few celebrities, who are quoted on the cover. Note, there will likely be a few misspellings, as the names are in script, and some are covering pieces of illustration, making it hard to read. If you have any corrections, e-mail me and I will update this article.
Ealsak La Monaca, Conductor
Huey Hayne, Chairman, Miami Chamber of Commerce Round Table Committee
Gene Glenn, N.B.C.
Glenn Miller, bandleader
Agnes Purnell, Executive Secratary, Miami Beach Camber of Commerce
Eddie Cantor, entertainer
Spessard L. Holland, Governer of Florida
Pat Cannon, Member of Congress
Florence C. Blakley, President of the Historians of Dade County.
Molka Reich, President of the Miami Business and Professional Women’s Club
Herbert G Sawyer, President Miami Kiwanis Club
Jules Brazil, Manager, Miami Civic Center
J.E. Preston, President, Rotary Club of Miami
Alice W. Thompson, President, Miami Pilots Club
Ray M. Earnest, President Miami Exchange Club
E.V. Yalard, Italian American Club
George Smathers, President, Junior Chamber of Commerce
Mrs. E.D. Peace, President, Miami Woman’s Club
Kenneth Keyes, President, Miami Board of Realtors (and founder of Keyes Realty)
Harlton Slack, Director Orpheus Male Chorus
Glen W. Gold, President, Miami Lion’s Club
Geo F. Olendorf, Imperial Potentate (Shriners)
H. Frost Bailey, Comander of the American Legion
J. Aron Abbott, President, B’nai B’rith
John B. Keena, President Civitan Club