Posted 12 months ago
Lifetime cups ! Who remembers these ? Interesting that Dora Hall's husband owned the company and and financed all her musicals from the Company that made these
Ad on back Dora Hall and her history with company (All her musical ventures were financed by the Solo Cup Co., which was privately owned by her husband)
Worked the vaudeville circuit during World War One as part of a three-girl singing act called The Harmony Maids. "During World War I, I entertained troops and later went on the Pantages circuit," she told "TV Guide" in 1971. Hall said she quit show-business when she married Leo as she was "tired of living out of a suitcase.".
In 1963, Dora recorded four rock 'n roll songs with the producer Alex Hazan, with Jack Nitzsche serving as the arranger. Two of the four songs were "Floozy Little Suzy Brown" (the alternative title of "Hootchy Cootchy Girl," which it also was released under) and "I Don't Want Your Kisses," both of them written by Hazen, and released as a single by Premere (owned by Premore Inc., a subsidiary of Solo Cup). The two other songs, "The Gold Cup" and "I Wanna Be There," went unreleased. The former unreleased song was a reference to the Gold Cup Studios, were she recorded the songs. Hazan believed it contained the strongest of the four vocal performances Dora recorded for him. The recording of "I Wanna Be There" has been lost.
The Dora Hall Fan Club was located at 1647 E. 75th St., Chicago, Illinois 60649, an address that isn't linked with the Solo Cup Co. In 1971, Hall told "TV Guide" writer Joseph Finnigan that her fan club had 41,500 members.
Recorded and released at least 59 45-rpm singles in the 1960s on multiple labels. (Some of the 45s were re-releases of the same song on the A-side with a different B-side put on a different label.) She also released at least 16 LPs on the Dot, Cozy/Premore (also known as "Premere"), and Reinbeau labels, the companies that also released her singles. Singles were also released by the labels Calamo and Drum Boy. All her musical ventures were financed by the Solo Cup Co., which was privately owned by her husband. On her singles "Bill Bailey"/"So Long Baby" released by Premore, she was credited as "Dora Hall and the Solo Cups." On her single "Herman Take Me Home"/"You Call Everybody Darling," her sole release on the Drum Boy label, she was credited as "Dora Hall and the Hall Room Boys" on others.