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Ann, Man! - Ann Richards


Kenton’s canary sheds her feathers for Playboy. Ann Richards, a first-rank jazz nightingale, is the hip helpmeet of one of America’s top concertmeisters, Stan Kenton. With Stan as a round-the-clock mentor, the development of Miss Richards from fledgling band chirper to featured vocalist to nightclub and LP star has proceeded prestissimo. While recording sessions do get across the point that Miss Richards boasts a substantial set of pipes, they cannot, more’s the pity, do right by the very visual assets of this enticingly-endowed lady. Never one to slight the eyes for the sake of the ears, Playboy herewith offers this orb-filling accolade to the charms of Ann—an abundance of Richards at work and play.