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2. Mary Ellin Barrett quoted in Rosen, White Christmas, 35.
3. Irving Berlin quoted in Rosen, White Christmas, 23.
4. Irving Berlin quoted in Rosen, White Christmas, 103.
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9. Irving Berlin quoted in Rosen, White Christmas, 138.
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11. Buffalo Courier-Express editorial quoted in Rosen, White Christmas, 143.
12. Lincoln Barnett, “Bing, Inc.,” Life (June 18, 1945), 87.
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