October 21, 1958
While writing this letter, Konny listened to Frank Sinatra. Feel free to listen to one of the songs below as you read!
GAD! What does all of this mean?
More about the references made in the letter below...
The Backdrop Club, College of William and Mary, 1958. Konny Kyhn is pictured in the fifth row, second from the left.
William and Mary and North Carolina State Football Game Article in the Colonial Echo (1958).
The Key (1958) Movie Poster, Starring William Holden and Sophia Loren.
Sophia Loren and William Holden in The Key (1958).
'Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely,' released on September 8, 1958. The record "reached No. 1 on Billboard’s albums chart and remained on the charts for 120 weeks. At 1959’s inaugural Grammy Awards ceremony, the album won the award for Best Recording Package" (Peacock, Tim).
'Come Fly With Me,' released January 6, 1958. The record was No. 1 on the US album charts for five weeks after its release, and nominated for Album of the Year at the Grammys. This album hinted at the cultural change in travel; "it was only in 1956 that more people flew across the North Atlantic than travelled by ship" (Havers, Richard).
Want to do more research? Check out the sources I used below!
Scheele and Sanborn. "Colonial Echo 1958." Colonial Echo, Vol. 60, College of William and Mary, 1958, https://archive.org/details/colonialecho195860coll/mode/2up. Accessed 12 April 2020.
"Frank Sinatra - Come Fly with Me 180g Vinyl LP." Direct Audio, https://www.directaudio.net/products/frank-sinatra-come-fly-with-me-180g-lp?utm_campaign=Pinterest%20Buy%20Button&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Pinterest&utm_content=pinterest-buy-button-1e31548fe-e78f-4065-bd59-a65aa7f1538d. Accessed 12 April 2020.
Havers, Richard. "‘Come Fly With Me’: Revisit The Dizzy Heights Of Sinatra’s Classic Album." uDiscoverMusic, https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/come-fly-with-me/. Accessed 12 April 2020.
Peacock, Tim. "60th Anniversary Edition Of ‘Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely’ Set For Release." uDiscoverMusic, https://www.udiscovermusic.com/news/60th-frank-sinatra-sings-lonely/. Accessed 12 April 2020.
Sinatra, Frank. "Frank Sinatra-Come Fly With Me." YouTube, uploaded by Andbac, 10 June 2011, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLC5AGGHLz0.
Sinatra, Frank. "Only The Lonely (1958 Mono Mix)." YouTube, uploaded by Universal Music Group, 18 October 2018, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPIETA04gP0.
"The Key (1958)." IMDb, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051816/mediaviewer/rm4015981056. Accessed 12 April 2020.
uDiscover Team, "‘Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely’: An Emotional Bombshell." uDiscoverMusic, https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/sings-for-only-the-lonely/. Accessed 12 April 2020.
"William Holden and Sophia Loren in The Key (1958)." IMDb, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051816/mediaviewer/rm1551997441. Accessed 12 April 2020.