Telegram, Ed Sullivan to Andrew Geer, 22 October 1954
"Ed Sullivan, the widely known newspaper columnist and television celebrity, sent a telegram to Reckless requesting she be on his show "Toast of the Town". At the time she received the message her ship was in a typhoon and she couldn't have cared less. The mere mention of toast was enough to make her ill."
From the Randolph Pate Collection (COLL/802), Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections.
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