"He was a very interesting guy, small-town guy, who came out of nowhere and set the tone for guys like Bing Crosby, Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra. He was the first popular singer that caused women to throw their undergarments on stage."
- Brad Butler, an account executive for Promotion in Motion, on Westbrook's late crooner and actor, Rudy Vallee.
For what it's worth, Butler's spot-on with the latter observation: I spent at least ten minutes sweeping granny panties off the Riverbank Park bandstand after the public screening of The Palm Beach Story this past August.
Okay, I would have spent ten minutes doing so if people actually, you know, showed up.
- John C.L. Morgan