Out of This World. 54th Annual Production. The Mask and Wig Club. University of Pennsylvania [cover title].
An interesting question is raised, was a song performed by the Mask and Wig the origin for a soon-after national hit?
That Bobby Troup wrote “Daddy” for the 1941 University of Pennsylvania Mask and Wig Show is probable but not certain ... Bobby Troup graduated from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and was a member of the Mask and Wig Club, for which several sources indicate he wrote “Daddy.” However, hard evidence this is currently lacking. The Mask and Wig archive for “Out of This World,” The Mask and Wig Spring Show of 1941, does not reveal any material for “Daddy,” however, the archive is apparently not complete. Sammy Kaye’s recording of “Daddy” was first charted May 24, 1941 (By June it reached #1 where it remained for eight weeks), and by October 1941, “Daddy” could be found on the soundtrack of the movie Two Latins from Manhattan. All of this is consistent with “Daddy” having been written for the Spring Show of Mask and Wig, which typically ran from late January through March, and then quickly becoming a national hit. (Daddy: Song History, Commentary, Discography, Performances on Video accessed online
Well-illustrated with half-tones from original photographs and various line drawings and sketches. Unrecorded in OCLC, as a separate entry.
Description: Out of This World. 54th Annual Production. The Mask and Wig Club. University of Pennsylvania [cover title].
Phila., University of Pennsylvania, 1941–1942. 11½ x 9 inches. Pictorial wrappers. Front cover corner creases, spine chipping; light creases from handing.