Life, March 29, 1948
Captions accompanying photos:
• Singer Peggy Lee leans on a stack of records of her hit tune "Mañana." This record alone should bring in $75,000 in royalties in 1948.
•With Jimmy Durante on his radio show, Peggy Lee sings a torchy ballad. Remarks Jimmy, "If I’m going to sleep, here is the girl I’ll dream about.
• With husband in Ciro’s nightclub in Los Angeles, Peggy sings "Trouble Is a Man." One woman went to the club nightly for three weeks to cry over the song.
• Puppets are characters in the movie Tom Thumb, for which Peggy and her husband are composing all the music and lyrics. Peggy also sings in the film.
• Peggy putters with primroses in the garden on Hollywood Hills home while her husband works on a song. Collie is an adopted stray named Banjo.
• Peggy coaches her 4-year-old daughter Nicki, playing in a family ping-pong match. The child inspired a song written by her father called "Forever Nicki."
• Nicki’s goodnight kiss lands on mother’s nose. She is usually sung to sleep with Miss Lee’s favorite lullaby, a tune called "Soliloquy" from Carousel.
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