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Say It With Music: The Life and Legacy of Jane Froman, Barbara Seuling, Boxing Day Books, Publishing date: November 10, 2007

Jane Froman: Missouri’s First Lady of Song, Ilene Stone University of Missouri Press, 2003

One little candle: Remembering Jane Froman, Ilene Stone, Petunia Publishing, 1997

Music Radio: The Great Performers and Programs of the 1920s through Early 1960s, Jim Cox, McFarland & Company, Inc, 2005

Lawyers and the American Dream, Stuart M. Speiser, M Evans and Company, New York, 1993 (This book discusses a lawsuit Jane Froman filed against Pan Am, seeking damages for injuries she sustained in the 1943 plane crash.)

A Star Is Torn, Robyn Archer and Diana Simmonds, Virago quarto Paperback (card), 1986 (Based on a successful stage show, the book takes a look at the lives of a number of women singers. Includes: Janis Joplin, Jane Froman, Dinah Washington, Marie Lloyd, Helen Morgan, Patsy Cline, Bessie Smith, Carmen Miranda, Billie Holiday, Marilyn Monroe, Edith Piaf and Judy Garland. Has some interesting photos.)

Petticoat Pioneer: The Story of Christian College, Christian College, 1956, Revised Edition, Allean Lemmon Hale, 1968

Magazine Articles

"Preserving the Song in Her Heart." Mizzou magazine (Alumni Association), Chris Blose, 2003, Vol. 91, Iss. 4, pg. 32-37

"A Timeless Voice, Froman fans still celebrate her life." Columbia Missourian, October 5, 2001.

"To Aunt Jane, With Love." Missouri Life, Deena Meiner, October 1983

"Where Are They Now." Newsweek, February 26, 1968

"Jane Froman Campaigns for Disturbed Children." Columbia Missourian, July 17, 1966

"Where Are They Today - Jane Froman Never Looks Back," Source unknown, July 1965

"Jane Froman Develops a New Talent." Associated Press (about art classes), After 1962

"Why is Heartbreak Hitting." Source and date unknown, (1955?)

"Please Stop Pitying Me," TV Picture Yearbook, 1955

"The Will To Win" Goodwill Industries International Comic Book, c.1955 (view article:

"Backstage with Jane Froman," Stars Magazine, 1955 Edition

"Something to Sing About," TV Illustrated, June, 1955

"Song in Her Heart," Headliner, May 1955,Vol. 1, No. 4

"Three Singers Herald Springtime on TV," TV Guide, May 7-13, 1955?

"Portrait of a Lady," TV Star Annual , April 1955

TV Star Parade, April, 1955 (small cover photo)

"With a Song In Her Heart" Newark Sunday News Magazine, January 14, 1955 (gorgeous full color oversized cover photo and story)

"I'm Not Kidding Myself," Radio Stars, (in WASIMH journal, 1955

"The Real Jane Froman," by Jack O'Brien, TV Star Parade, December 1954

"Homes of Famous People, Holiday Time with Jane Froman," Cynthia Montgomery, magazine unknown, 1954

"A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody," source unknown, August 1954

"I Believe...," TV Radio Mirror, July 1954

"TV's Most Stubborn Star," Pictorial Review, June 6, 1954

"She Wants to Smile," The Companion, 1954(?)

"48 Hours Alone," TV Star Parade, May 1954

"Please Don't Pity Me," TV and Movie Screen , May 1954

"I Was Never a Cripple," Source unknown, March 1954

"Jane Froman at Home," TV Star Parade, March 1954

"This She Remembers," TV Star Parade, February 1954

"Jane Froman's Memory Book," Source unknown, February 1954

"The Real Song in her Heart," Motion Picture, February 1954

"She Remembered Not to Forget," source unknown, 1954(?)

"Jane Froman's Secret Weapon," Henriette Kish, source unknown), January 1954

"Jane Froman Comes Back," Songs That Will Live Forever, 1954(?)

"Wait and See," ad, Variety(?), January 1954

"The Personality of the Year," (full page ad) Variety, December 9, 1953

"JANE'S back in the swing," source unknown, November 1953

Photo, November 24, 1953 (cover or large photo in Sunday newspaper magazine section)

"TV Starland's Gallery of Favorite People," November 1953

"First Lady of Music," 1953

"She Lived My Life," Photoplay Magazine, 195?

"Smilin' through," source unknown, November 1953

"Jane Froman's Tips on Christmas Gifts," TV Guide, October 1953

"Froman Show to Telecast from Lighting Institute," General Electric Publication, October 2, 1953

"Backstage with Jane Froman," TV Guide, 1953?

Radio-TV Annual, Radio-TV Mirror, Sept, 1953 (short story + picture)

"Deep in Her Heart," Joan King Flynn, TV Star Parade, July 1953

What's New From Coast to Coast, Radio-TV Mirror, June, 1953

"Courage is her Companion," TV Fan, June, 1953

"Design For Living, Coronet," April 1953

"You not only see --you perceive," Look Magazine, March 24, 1953

"Miracle of Healing . . . JANE FROMAN," Coronet, March 1953

"Triumph Through Faith," Jane Froman, Coronet, February 1953

"G.I. Jane," Hildegarde Johnson, (tv magazine, p.32,) 1953(?)

"JANE FROMAN She didn't want to be a heroine," TV Album, '53 or '54

"Froman Dances," Look or Life, '53 or '54

"The Courage Beyond Belief," Anna Froman Hetzler, Radio-TV Mirror Magazine, Jan 1953

Courageous Jane, source unknown, 1953

"Jane Froman: Courage Unlimited," Isabella Taves, McCall's, May 1952

Song Hits Magazine, (Cover), May 1952

"You Aren't Whipped Until You Quit Trying," Jane Froman, movie magazine, May, 1952

Life Magazine, April 21, 1952 (Jane Froman has still more near misses with tragedy in her life)

"With A Song In My Heart," LOOK, April 8, 1952

The Channel Road (column), Tele-Vision News, April 28, 1951

"The Saving of Jane Froman," Helen Witzling, source and date unknown

"The Lesson To Learn From Jane...," Gladys Hall,

Tight Squeeze, Elsa Branden

Air Tragedy Again Passes Close to Jane Froman

I Wanted To Die, Jane Froman, TV World, probably 1953

"Who's Winning the Canary Race," TV Guide, sometime in 1953

"U.S.A. Canteen Starring Jane Froman," ad, October '52

"Jane Froman: Courage Unlimited," Isabella Taves, Reader's Digest (Condensed from McCall's) October 1952

"What's Spinning," Radio-TV Mirror, Sept 1952

"Radio's Own Life Story," Radio-TV Mirror, Nov 1950

"Also Hope," Time, October 9, 1950 (read article):,9171,935501,00.html

"Facing the Music," Radio-TV Mirror, Sept 1950

"Positive Living - Ask For It," Antiques Digest, ( Originally Published 1950 )

“When Not To Be Helpful,” Jane Froman, Philadelphia Sunday Bulletin, November 29, 1949)

"Everybody's Etiquette"

"LOOK Applauds Jane Froman," LOOK, Nov 9 1948

"Facing The Music," Radio-TV Mirror, Nov 1948

"Downbeat" (cover) - September 22, 1948

"I Love Presidents," Source unknown, May 1948

"Amoro Therapy Helps Lovely Jane," (Appears to be from a Sunday newspaper mag) April 18, 1948

"Wedding Bells With My Hero -- And On Crutches," March 12, 1948, New York Post and Home insert, Magazine and Comic Section,

Wonder Woman comics, 1948(?)

"Gallant Songstress," Real Life Comics, no. 38, March 1947

Everybody’s Weekly, 9/29/1946
Everybody’s Weekly was a Philadelphia Inquirer Photo Supplement/Magazine (all with full-color front pages) in rotogravure. Full-newspaper page size until 1946, when it was reduced to tabloid page-size format and in June 1947, was renamed “Parade-Everybody’s Weekly”. Discontinued in 1949?

"Purple Heart for Froman," Newsweek, December 1945(?)

"What's New from Coast to Coast," Radio-TV Mirror, Feb 1944

"Song in her Heart," Arthur Mann, Collier's, January 22, 1944 (article and half-page picture from Artists & Models)

"Inside Radio," Radio-TV Mirror, Oct 1942

"Dude for a Day," Look, October 6, 1942

"What's New From Coast to Coast," Radio-TV Mirror, Sept 1942

"Jane Froman Dreams About Retirement - but she's found another career in cafe world," Jack Taylor, Wide World Advance for AMS, Sunday May 3, 1942(?)

Song Parade Magazine, Jane Froman/Julie Conway (Cover photo), 1942

Paquita Magazine #235, (Cover Photo), 1941 (Released in Mexico)

Song Parade, "Nob Hill," 1941

LIFE Magazine - March 14, 1938 (cover)

Radio Stars, October, 1937 (unknown entry inside)

Popular Songs, April, 1936 (cover)

Radio Stars, March 1936 (unknown entry inside)

"Singing Girl by Kyle Crichton," Collier's, February 29, 1936

1935 Radio Stars Magazine - JANE FROMAN (cover photo)

Radio Guide, Jane Froman (cover photo), March 1935

The Stage, February, 1934 (Photographed with Everett Marshall. Preview to two page spread of Ziegfield Follies. No article.)

"Toni Arden and Jane Froman engage in some feminine chit-chat while waiting for their "on stage" cues at a benefit ball." (picture) Studio Secrets, Helen Martin

"Smiling Through" (full Page picture)

"Reviewing Stand," Marjorie Canter and Ruth-Ann Canter

"Jane Froman's Secret Weapon," Henrietta Kish, TV Show, February

"Jane's Back in the Swing," TV Stage,

"I Wanted to Come Back," Europe's Lighter Side, Art Buchwald,

TV Guide Singer Album, autographed 5X7 color photo, unknown date.

"I Know God Takes Over," TV Illustrated, Date unknown

"War Mother's Plea for Faith Inspires Song," Bob Considine, distributed by International News Service

"She Studied Singing to Stop Stuttering," Jerry Wald, (no source or date,) WHMS, JF papers vol.2 microfilm

"Radio Personalities," Harriet Meaker, (no source or date,) SHMS, JF Papers, vol. 2, microfilm

Newspaper articles

"A Song In Her Heart," Ji Xiang, Missourian News, Columbia Missouri, October 10, 2006
(Columbia native and actress Jane Froman inspired young women to excel.)

"The Day I Met Jane Froman," Dorothy DuNard, The Columbia Missourian, January 2003

"Granny's Notes," (Jane Froman diving story probably just an old myth), Columbia Daily Tribune, Missouri, March 26, 2001
(Even newcomers to Columbia might be familiar with the name Jane Froman; she sang for countless service men in many parts of the world during World War II. She gave them a bit of happiness, a few moments of respite from the horrors and boredom of military service. Jane was beautiful and charming, always with a smile on her face in spite of the tears that must have been in her heart. Her performances made those uniformed men think of home, loved ones and happy days ahead. But she knew so many...)

"Columbia Visitor Remembers Jane Froman '26," Friends (a Columbia College Newspaper), December, 1990, Vol.137, No. 4, "Columbia Visitor Remembers Jane Froman '26"

"Poetic Tribute to hometown performer," by Jean Costen Carr, Columbia Daily Tribune, April 10, 1985

"Her memories live on," by Peggy Oliver, Columbia Missourian, April 10, 1981

"Music Center Dedication to honor famous alumna singer," Columbian (Columbia College paper), April 3, 1981

"Friends create fund to honor singer Smith," Columbia Missourian, (Around Columbia) May 10, 1980

"Jane Froman, 72, Dies in Missouri, Singer Succeeded Despite Injuries," Variety, April 30, 1980

"Hayes given Christian College Distinguished Women of America Award," (front page, Jane and Helen Hayes), The Columbia Daily Tribune, May 2, 1965

"Jane Froman Skips Music for Painting," Pasadena Star News, June 26, 1963

"Jane Froman: 1943 Relived," New York Post, October 3, 1962

"Wedding Tune," New York Journal American, June 21, 1962

"Jane Froman Married to Rowland H. Smith," Society and Women's Features, paper and date unknown

"Jane Froman Develops a New Talent," AP Article, (early 60s?)

“Along Broadway,” p. 4, The Progress, Clearfield, PA, January 8, 1961 (about Jane's amazing physical progress since WWII)

"Jane Froman at the Plaza," The Knight Watch, December 29, 1959

"Song In Her Heart Licks Jinx for Jane Froman," The Chillico Constitution Tribune, December 15, 1959

"Jane Froman's Sashay Into Chez Amid Snowfall in 1st Post-Surgery Date," Variety, Dated Chicago, Nov. 17, 1959

"Jane Froman Superstitious," Chicago's American, November 13, 1959

"Froman Rates the Adjectives," New York World Telegram and Sun, December 1959

"Froman Fans Help Children," New York Telegram and Sun, May 17, 1957

"Jane Froman Divorces Her Rescuer," New York Herald Tribune, June 15, 1956

Ad for Empire Room appearance, Billboard or Variety, February, 1956, (includes quotes of Billboard and Variety reviews and lists dates and places of tour)

"Thousands thrill to glamorous Froman, fashions," The Birmingham News, February 19, 1956

Review of Jane's club act at Riverside Casino, Reno Evening Gazette, August 17, 1955

"Personal Problems," Daily Mirror, March 1, 1955

"Jane Froman and her Husband Part but Hope to Settle Rift," The Evening Star, Washington DC, March 1, 1955

"Jane Hoping Love Song is not Ended," Journal American, March 1, 1955

"Jane Froman and Mate Part," Daily News, March 1, 1955 (front page headline)

"Jane Froman Announces Separation," New York Herald Tribune, March 1, 1955

Reviews of Jane's Copa show (4/29-5/19/54)

"Froman's Back in the Swing of Things," September 28, 1953

"Dined by the Fotogs," Dinner at the White House photo, front page of Daily News or Mirror, May 23, 1953

"Small Cross Link In Friendship of Syracuse Woman and Jane Froman, Noted Singing Star," The Post-Standard, April 11, 1952

"Here There and Hollywood," Winnipeg Free Press, March 10, 1947
Long article highlighting Jane's appreciation of applause received during a performance at the Colonial Inn in Miami Beach.

"Copa-cetic the Word for Latest Copa Topper," Nightlife, Lee Mortimer

"Jane Froman at the Copa," The Knight Watch by Gene Knight

"Jane's Gowns Stir the Copa," By Gene Knight

"Fan Clubs Work for the Community," Source and Date unknown

“O! Man!,” Zanesville Signal, (photo) p.12, July 23, 1942

“Best Voice in the Cafe World,” Lowell Sun and Citizen-Leader, April 27, 1942 (photo of Jane seated at mic in a hotel dining room in Chicago)

New Show in Manhattan - "Keep Off the Grass," Time Magazine, Jun. 3, 1940

"Jane Froman Carries On," Joseph Kaye, Kansas City Star, January 9, 1941

"Two Radio Stars Adventures in Filmland," Lyle Rooks, Milwaukee Journal, November 3, 1935 (WHMS, JF Papers, vol. 4 microfilm)

"An M.U. Girl Is A Big Hit 'On The Air,'" Green River Star, Wyoming, December 16, 1934
The article's sub-head is "And Jane Froman, Star of the School of Journalism Review of 1927, Also Scores on the Stage-"



"Our own Jane Froman Smith will be missed by everyone who knew her or knew of her," Opinion, Columbia Missourian, April 25, 1980

"Death Ends Secret Life of Pain for Singer Jane Froman," George Hunter, National Inquirer, April or May 1980

"Jane Froman, Big Band Singer; Played in Ziegfeld Follies of '34," The New York Times, April 24, 1980

"Jane Froman funeral Friday; heroic singer," Chicago Sun-Times, April 24, 1980, from Sun-Times wires

"Still a song in her heart, Froman dies at age of 72," by Jim Herweg, Columbia Daily Tribune, April 23, 1980

"Jane Froman Smith dies; singer known nationally," by Phil Hennessy, Columbia Missourian, April 23, 1980

"Jane Froman Smith Dies, Nationally Known Singer," Moberly Monitor-Index and Evening Democrat, April 23, 1980

With thanks to Deena Meiner and others who supplied much of this compilation

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