Hooray for Rheo Blair's Hollywood.
The caption to this photo, which was published in Iron Man Magazine back in the day, reads as follows:
"Lawrence Welk was star of the national Dietary Foods Association annual banquet. From all over the world, diet authorities met in Los Angeles for their 28th annual convention August 4-8. Their annual banquet, entertainment and dancing event was held in the world-famous Palladium Ballroom in Hollywood on Saturday evening. The feature of the evening was Lawrence Welk, his famous band and the entertainers who make up his popular organization. An unexpected feature of the evening was the appearance of Rheo H. Blair as impromptu Soloist. Mr. Blair, physical culturalist, is well known to dieticians and health-food stores nationwide. Lawrence Welk, with his amazing physical stamina and enthusiasm, gave public praise to Mr. Blair for his part in the physical fitness program created for him by Blair. Photograph shows Rheo Blair singing with the Welk orchestra, and the smile of approval accorded him by Lawrence Welk."
There will be much more to say about his singing, indeed about his role as a Hollywood celebrity in the many ways in which he played that role, in the weeks and months ahead. I hope you will stay tuned.
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