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Ed Jackson "Book of Radio Personalities" Scrapbook

Creator:
Jackson, H. Edwin, 1907-1989  Search this
Donor:
Smith, Annette  Search this
Smith, Annette  Search this
Names:
Mills Brothers.  Search this
Allen, Gracie  Search this
Ameche, Don  Search this
Astaire, Fred  Search this
Benny, Jack, 1894-1974  Search this
Bergen, Edgar  Search this
Brice, Fanny  Search this
Burns, George, 1896-  Search this
Cantor, Eddie, 1892-1964  Search this
Crosby, Bing, 1904-1977  Search this
Durante, Jimmy  Search this
Durbin, Deanna  Search this
Eddy, Nelson, 1901-1967  Search this
Froman, Jane, 1907-1980  Search this
Jolson, Al, d. 1950  Search this
Lillie, Beatrice  Search this
Livingston, Mary  Search this
Meredith, Burgess, 1907-1997  Search this
Nelson, Ozzie  Search this
Oakie, Jack, 1903-1978  Search this
Skinner, Cornelia Otis, 1901-  Search this
Vallée, Rudy, 1901-1986  Search this
Whiteman, Paul, 1890-1967  Search this
Woollcott, Alexander, 1887-1943  Search this
Wynn, Ed, 1886-1966  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (1 box )
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Clippings
Publicity photographs
Scrapbooks
Signatures (names)
Date:
1933-1941.
Summary:
H. Edwin Jackson created this scrapbook of radio stars while living in Chicago, Illinois during the Great Depression.
Scope and Contents:
One homemade scrapbook created and compiled by H. Edwin Jackson. The book contains photographs, some autographed, news clippings, and commercially printed reproductions of photographs of numerous radio and entertainment personalities from 1933 forward. The arrangement of the book and its artwork was the creation of Jackson. Many pages have photographs and/or news items of additional personalities associated with the featured personality.

Subjects include: The Mills Brothers, Ruth Etting, Fred Allen with Portland Hoffa and Jack Smart, Lanny Ross, Phil Baker, Ireene [?] Wicker, The Pickens Sisters, Raymond, Knight, Clara (Louise Starkey), Lu (Isobel Carothers) n' Em (Helen King), Phil Harris and Leah Ray, Vera Van, George Burns and Gracie Allen, Gladys Swarthout, Jeanie Lang, Myrt and Marge, Helen Jepson, Jack Benny and Mary Livingston, Deanna Durbin, Helen Morgan, Jimmy Durante, Alexander Woolcott, The Boswell Sisters, Edwin C. Hill, Cornelia Otis Skinner, Paul Whiteman, Jessica Dragonette, Dave Rubinoff, Little Jackie Heller, Joe Penner, Mildred Bailey, Olga Albani, Vivienne Segal, Ed Wynn, Beatrice Lillie, Burgess Meredith, Dorothy Page, Bing Crosby, Rosa Ponselle, Stoopnagle and Budd, Grace Moore, Frank Crumit and Julia Sanderson, Frances Langford, Conrad Thibault, Ozzie Nelson and Harriet Hilliard, Bobby Breen, Jack Pearl, The Big Show, Olsen (Ole Olsen) and Johnson (Chick Johnson), Ramona, Rudy Vallee, The Easy Aces, Annette Hanshaw, Ben Bernie, Alice Faye, Charles Winninger, Ray Perkins, Eddie Cantor, Irene Rich, The Weiner Minstrels, Frank Parker, Jane Froman, Walter O'Keefe, James Melton, Al Jolson, Donald Novis, Morton Downey, The First Nighter (Charles P. Hughes), Lawrence Tibbett, Fred Astaire, Abe Lyman, Ethel Shutta, Fanny Brice, Joe Cook, Ken Murray, Jack Oakie, Tony Wans, Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians, Bob Burns, Don Ameche, Nelson Eddy, Ted Bergman, Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
H. Edwin Jackson (1907-1989) was born in Union City, Indiana, the youngest of three children. Jackson's interest in entertainment personalities began early. His father was engaged in real estate and through a land swap acquired The Star Theater in Union City, one of the town's three theaters. The Star was a mid-size theater with a screen and stage. The Jacksons ran The Star as a family business. Jackson was the assistant projectionist to his older sister Mary Elizabeth and he and his father were the janitors. The Star showed silent movies starring such personalities as William S. Hart, Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., Charlie Chaplin, and Wallace Reid. During the influenza epidemic of the teens the theater closed. The family eventually sold The Star, and Jackson went to work as an assistant projectionist at The Grand, Union City's largest and most modern movie house.

When Jackson graduated from high school, the family moved to Chicago, Illinois. The Jackson family's first radio was "The Freshman" and the family eventually owned an Atwater Kent. Jackson became an avid radio fan listening to local Chicago stations WKYW, WENR, and WBBM as well as the national radio networks. Some of Jackson's favorite shows were The Shadow, Amos n' Andy and the Lux Radio Theater. Jackson was laid off from his job in 1933 and spent a great deal of his time listening to radio. His mother gave him money to purchase materials to make a scrapbook of radio and entertainment personalities. He began his book in January 1933, entitling it "Ed Jackson's Book of Radio Personalities." Jackson wrote to many of the personalities he featured in his scrapbook asking for autographed photographs which he put into the book along with clipped photographs and other items of interest from magazines and newspapers, radio show ticket stubs, and programs. Jackson included comics, singers, commentators (both news and social), and stars of popular radio programs. He revised/repaired the book in January, 1982 but Jackson did not detail his revisions.

Jackson was employed by the Lindberg Steel Treating Co. in Melrose Park, Illinois, for thirty years. He married Louise LaJeunesse in 1935 and had two children. Louise died in 1947, and Jackson married Eugenia McDougald in 1951. At the time of his death in December 1989 he was living in Walden, New York.

Sources

Oral History by H. Edwin Jackson, Archives Center Control File

Memorial Obituary for Edwin Jackson, The Newburgh News, December 14, 1989.

Bello, Paul. "Local scrapbook to be displayed at the Smithsonian". Times Community Papers, May 17, 2006.

E-mail message from Annette Smith to Cathy Keen, June 2, 2009.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

George H. Clark Collection Radioana Collection, 1880-1950 (NMAH.AC.0055)

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Radio, Motion Pictures, 1896-1963 (NMAH.AC.0060)

National Bureau of Standards Radio Collection, 1917-1933 (NMAH.AC.0217)

Jean Clairmook Radio Scrapbook, 1930-1932 (NMAH.AC.0674)
Provenance:
Donated to the National Museum of American History, Archives Center by Annette L. Smith (H. Edwin Jackson's daughter) in June, 2004.
Donated to the Archives Center by Edwin Jackson's daughter, Ms. Annette Smith.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Radio comedies  Search this
Celebrities -- 1930-1940  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Radio -- 1930-1940  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1930-1950
Clippings -- 1930-1950
Publicity photographs
Scrapbooks -- 20th century
Signatures (names)
Citation:
Ed Jackson "Book of Radio Personalities" Scrapbook , 1933-1941, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Annette Smith.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0861
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0861

A - L

Series Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Extent:
45 Items
Container:
Box 15, Folder EEE
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Includes: "I'm Looking for a Guy Who Plays Alto and Baritone and Doubles on a Clarinet and Wears a Size 37 Suit."
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 11: Entertainment
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0300-s11-ref166

M - Y

Series Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Extent:
42 Items
Container:
Box 16, Folder FFF
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Includes: "Mrs. Astor's Horse" and "Pretty Kitty Blue Eyes."
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 11: Entertainment
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0300-s11-ref168

Nelson, Ozzie and Family

Series Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 29, Folder K
Type:
Archival materials
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 11: Entertainment
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0300-s11-ref1027

One 'see' note; ten articles; photo (undated)

Series Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 29, Folder K
Type:
Archival materials
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 11: Entertainment
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0300-s11-ref1028

Popular Songs and Song Lyrics with Harriet Hilliard on covers

Series Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 29, Folder K
Type:
Archival materials
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 11: Entertainment
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0300-s11-ref1029

Two pages of Ricky Nelson titles; sleeve for a Ricky Nelson 45 rpm record

Series Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 29, Folder K
Type:
Archival materials
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 11: Entertainment
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0300-s11-ref1030

Hit Parader with Ricky on cover

Series Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 29, Folder K
Type:
Archival materials
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 11: Entertainment
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0300-s11-ref1031

Phonograph Record

Series Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 29, Folder K
Type:
Archival materials
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 11: Entertainment
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0300-s11-ref1032

Three items in Oversize Box

Series Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 29, Folder K
Type:
Archival materials
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 11: Entertainment
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0300-s11-ref1033

One large poster of Ricky in Oversize Drawer

Series Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 29, Folder K
Type:
Archival materials
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 11: Entertainment
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0300-s11-ref1034

Nelson, Ozzie

Series Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 15, Folder EEE-FFF
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1930-1944
Scope and Contents note:
Covers also feature Harriet Hilliard (also see subseries 11.5, Box 55, Folder O) and Ricky Nelson (also see subseries 11.4, Box 45, Folder SSS), and Lee Morse.
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 11: Entertainment
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0300-s11-ref165

They all played the tiger rag [sound recording]/ compiled and annotated by David A. Jasen

Performer:
Goodman, Benny (Benjamin David) 1909-1986  Search this
Morton, Jelly Roll d. 1941  Search this
LaRocca, Dominic James "Nick"  Search this
Edwards, Eddie  Search this
Mares, Paul 1900-1949  Search this
Schoebel, Elmer  Search this
Beiderbecke, Bix 1903-1931  Search this
Hartwell, Jimmy  Search this
Howard, Paul  Search this
Hines, Earl 1903-1983  Search this
Lawrence, Charlie  Search this
Dornberger, Charles  Search this
Borland, C.C.  Search this
Moten, Benny 1894-1935  Search this
Basie, Count 1904-  Search this
Henderson, Fletcher 1897-1952  Search this
Hawkins, Coleman  Search this
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974  Search this
Hodges, Johnny  Search this
Armstrong, Louis 1900-1971  Search this
Wilson, Teddy 1912-1986  Search this
Nelson, Ozzie  Search this
Tatum, Art 1909-1956  Search this
Original Dixieland Jazz Band  Search this
New Orleans Rhythm Kings (1922-1925)  Search this
Wolverines  Search this
Quality Serenaders  Search this
Charles Dornberger's Orchestra  Search this
Kansas City Orchestra  Search this
Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra  Search this
Duke Ellington Orchestra  Search this
Louis Armstrong Orchestra  Search this
Benny Goodman Trio  Search this
Ozzie Nelson and his Orchestra  Search this
Producer:
Jasen, David A  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Date:
1983
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Ragtime music  Search this
Local number:
FWRBF48
Folkways RBF 48
Restrictions & Rights:
Access by appointment
See more items in:
Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_231470

Late Band Ragtime [sound recording]

Producer:
Jasen, David A  Search this
Performer:
Bargy, Roy  Search this
Jones, Isham 1894-1956  Search this
Nichols, Red  Search this
Dorsey, Tommy, Jimmy  Search this
Ellis, Seger  Search this
Strickler, Benny  Search this
Nelson, Ozzie  Search this
Ashford, Bo  Search this
Waters, Lu  Search this
Murphy, Turk  Search this
Bardin, Bill  Search this
Hunt, Pee Wee  Search this
Bruno, Frank  Search this
McHargue, Rosy  Search this
Williams, Bill  Search this
Daily, Pete  Search this
Smith, Warren  Search this
Esterdahl, Lennie  Search this
Carr, Joe "Fingers"  Search this
Busch, Lou  Search this
Phillips, Sid  Search this
Holmes, Leroy  Search this
Kovacs, Ernie  Search this
Broadway Dance Orchestra  Search this
Isham Jones Orchestra  Search this
Sam Lanin Orchestra  Search this
Ben Bernie Orchestra  Search this
Deauville Dance Band  Search this
Seger Ellis Orchestra  Search this
Ozzie Nelson Orchestra  Search this
Yerba Buena Jass Band  Search this
Bill Williams Band  Search this
Pete Daily Band  Search this
Sid Phillips Band  Search this
Leroy Holmes/Tug Boat Eight  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Type:
Phonograph records
Date:
1979
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Ragtime music  Search this
Dixieland music  Search this
Local number:
FWRBF39
Folkways RBF 39
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
See more items in:
Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_231845
Additional Online Media:

Old time radio. Showbiz teams [sound recording]

Title:
Showbiz teams
Show biz teams
Author:
Abbott, Bud prf 1895-1974  Search this
Costello, Lou prf  Search this
Lorre, Peter prf  Search this
Ball, Lucille 1911-1989 prf  Search this
Arnaz, Desi 1917-1986 prf  Search this
Martin, Dean 1917-1995 prf  Search this
Lewis, Jerry 1926- prf  Search this
Beemer, Brace 1903-1965 prf  Search this
Todd, John prf  Search this
Bogart, Humphrey 1899-1957 prf  Search this
Bacall, Lauren 1924-2014 prf  Search this
Nelson, Ozzie 1906-1975 prf  Search this
Nelson, Harriet prf  Search this
Crosby, Bing 1903-1977 prf  Search this
Ameche, Don prf  Search this
Langford, Frances prf  Search this
Thomas, Danny prf  Search this
Jordan, Jim 1896-1988 prf  Search this
Jordan, Marian 1897-1961 prf  Search this
Bergen, Edgar 1903-1978 prf  Search this
Bankhead, Tallulah 1902-1968 prf  Search this
Lauck, Chester 1902-1980 prf  Search this
Goff, Norris prf  Search this
Emery, John prf  Search this
Liss, Ronald prf  Search this
Shirley, Alfred prf  Search this
Amari, Carl prd  Search this
Talbot, Bruce prd  Search this
Tollin, Anthony wam  Search this
Burns & Allen (Comedy team) prf  Search this
Physical description:
4 sound discs (5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Date:
1997
1944
P1997
Topic:
Radio comedies  Search this
Radio serials  Search this
Radio plays, American  Search this
Call number:
disc 000200
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_548043

Old time radio. Showbiz teams [sound recording]

Title:
Showbiz teams
Show biz teams
Author:
Abbott, Bud prf 1895-1974  Search this
Costello, Lou prf  Search this
Lorre, Peter prf  Search this
Ball, Lucille 1911-1989 prf  Search this
Arnaz, Desi 1917-1986 prf  Search this
Lewis, Jerry 1926- prf  Search this
Beemer, Brace 1903-1965 prf  Search this
Todd, John prf  Search this
Bogart, Humphrey 1899-1957 prf  Search this
Bacall, Lauren 1924-2014 prf  Search this
Nelson, Ozzie 1906-1975 prf  Search this
Nelson, Harriet prf  Search this
Crosby, Bing 1903-1977 prf  Search this
Ameche, Don prf  Search this
Langford, Frances prf  Search this
Thomas, Danny prf  Search this
Jordan, Jim 1896-1988 prf  Search this
Jordan, Marian 1897-1961 prf  Search this
Bergen, Edgar 1903-1978 prf  Search this
Bankhead, Tallulah 1902-1968 prf  Search this
Lauck, Chester 1902-1980 prf  Search this
Goff, Norris prf  Search this
Emery, John prf  Search this
Liss, Ronald prf  Search this
Shirley, Alfred prf  Search this
Amari, Carl prd  Search this
Talbot, Bruce prd  Search this
Tollin, Anthony wam  Search this
Burns & Allen (Comedy team) prf  Search this
Physical description:
4 sound cassettes (5 hr.) : analog, Dolby processed
Type:
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Date:
1997
1944
P1997
Topic:
Radio comedies  Search this
Radio serials  Search this
Radio plays, American  Search this
Call number:
ptp 000114
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_548044

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