The Singing Telegram

Apr 4, 2013

In 1933, Western Union operator George Oslin was looking for a way to make the telegram something fun. 

It was during the Depression and people didn’t have money to send regular telegrams, so he hit on the idea of something more affordable. 

Soliciting aptly named 28-year old Lucille Lipps, he had her call singer Rudy Valley and deliver the first singing telegram.