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Although Kaye continued to wield D'Angelicos in her Vegas act, the image of her with the guitar was syndicated worldwide via ads in musicians’ magazines. And while Kaye never actually owned the guitar, the photo wasn't the only time she was seen using it.
Fender president Don Randall loaned Kaye the guitar again for the Mary Kaye Trio's appearance in the film Cha Cha Cha Boom! Images of Kaye with the guitar were circulated in movie posters and lobby cards promoting the 1956 musical, in which Kaye appears as herself.
- Excerpt from Cult Classic: The 'Mary Kaye' Stratocaster, Fender.com, by Alex Baker