July 17, 2011 4:35 PM Subscribe
A tribute to Dora Hall was recently presented at Everything is Festival by Mr. Neil Hamburger. "DORA HALL
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was the undisputed queen of vanity entertainment. Dora's husband was Leo Hulseman, the founder of the immensely successful Solo Cup Company, and a man who was quite happy to delve into Solo's apparently bottomless coffers
to finance dozens of record releases by his wife, all of which were given away free of charge with packages of plastic cups and plates during the 1960's. Not content with her 'success' in the record business, in the 1970's and 1980's Dora branched out with several full-blown Solo-financed TV specials designed to make her a star--despite the fact that she was an elderly grandmother with limited show business experience." -- TV Heaven (as quoted by Everything is Terrible, supra.
On Youtube, you may see excerpts from Dora's TV variety special Once Upon a Tour.
It is, in fairness, no worse than many variety shows of the period, but few things are. You may also see songs like "Doctor Sniffle-Swiper"
from Dora's children's special Imagine That!