Rafael Méndez Forum Moderator
Joined: 16 Jul 2004
|Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2004 7:40 pm Post subject: WALK OF FAME LETTER - JAMES
|Rafael Mendez received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame in 1982, about a year after his death. In order to receive this honor, numerous celebrities must nominate someone.
The following is the verbatim letter of support from Harry James. This, and numerous other letters, are displayed in the Rafael Mendez Library at Arizona State University.
April 24, 1982
Hollywood Historic Trust
Chamber of Commerce
6324 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, Calif. 90028
Dear Committee Members:
I am very pleased to submit to you the name of RAFAEL MENDEZ as a nominee for the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
I realize his musical accomplishments are known to you all, so there is no need to embellish them....however, I also submit to you his fine community spirit and care for the education of youngsters with musical ambition.
His musical greatness will always be remembered, and I ask that you consider this petition for his Star on the Walk of Fame.