3 thoughts on “Death, My Darling Daughter”

  1. Contemporary readers would catch the reference to the 1908 tune, “Mother May I Go Out to Swim,” popularized in 1939 by Dinah Shore under its counterpoint, “Yes, My Darling Daughter (But Don’t Go Near The Water)”.

    1. Or was it (also) a reference to the 1939 Warner movie “Yes, My Darling Daughter”, starring Priscilla Lane ?

      1. Not really an “or” question, as it’s all the same cultural package.

        This site showcases many such cultural time capsules, specific to one time and place.

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