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The series comprises fragmentary documentation on the life and career of Mary Bishop Rodrik, including correspondence relating to her endorsement of Woodbury Soap while a member of the Toronto Flying Club, an annual report of the Women's Advertising Club of Toronto, 1941-1942, when she worked for the firm Vickers and Benson, two scripts of radio plays, family clippings, and documentation on her service with the Canadian Women's Army Corps in Canada and in England. Included are two manuscripts (one short story, 1937, and one essay on Canadian literature, 1936) by Robert John Ker Thompson, who wrote to Mary Bishop while he worked at the radio station CHEX in Peterborough during the war; his letters discuss music and musicians who visited the Embassy and Onyx clubs in Toronto and relate stories about radio announcers (including stories about a Lord Tweedsmuir broadcast on CBC and a Happy Gang practical joke on Bert Pearl), and contain references to Claire Wallace, Frank Shuster, Louis Winegarten (Johnny Wayne), Andrew Allan, Gordon McLean, John Galloway, Howie Smart, the Melody Men, among others. Also included is a scrapbook kept by Mary Rodrik largely relating to the career of Paul Rodrik.
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