Letter from "Miss Nancy's Store" fan Wanda Coles about series cancellation

Letter from "Miss Nancy's Store" fan Wanda Coles about series cancellation

Transcript

Dear Channel 2,

I watch Miss Nancy's Store, every day. I like her program. Would you please keep her on the air, so children of my age and yonger can continue to be educated and intertained?

Thank you very much.

Sincerely,
Wanda Coles
Age 8 1/2

8-2-67

Source

State Archives of Florida: Collection N2016-1, Box 05, Folder 12

Description

Letter from young "Miss Nancy's Store" fan Wanda Coles in reaction to series cancellation. "I watch Miss Nancy's Store, everyday. I like her program. Would you please keep her on the air, so children of my age and yonger can continue to be educated and intertained?"

Date

August 2, 1967

Creator

Coles, Wanda

Contributors

Benda, Nancy Tribble, 1930-2015

Format

Letters (correspondence)

Coverage

Postwar prosperity in Florida (1945-1969)

General Note

As a teenager Nancy was one of the first mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs, a job which earned her a trip to Hollywood to double for Ann Blythe in swimming parts for the 1948 movie "Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid". In 1966 Nancy starred in "Miss Nancy's Store" produced by WFSU. The show, one of the earliest children's television shows, later ended in August of 1967 due to lack of funds and Nancy went to work for the Florida Department of Education until she retired.