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Vintage photos of:
Martha Raye in 1952, probably on the set of NBC's All Star Revue, which would be rechristened The Martha Raye Show after the Big Mouth racked up big ratings as its host. From a series of photos made by Charlotte Brooks for the article "Perpetual Commotion," in the Oct. 7, 1952, issue of Look. View full size.