Cecil and Sally
'Cecil and Sally' were the air names of Johnny Patrick and Helen Troy, who developed
the musical comedy routine while working together at KYA. The serial program debuted on the West
Coast connection of the short-lived ABC network, and moved to NBC after the former network
went bankrupt in 1929. Patrick wrote the scripts and sang; Troy sang and played the piano and organ.
Her character 'Sally' endeared herself to West Coast listeners with her girlish lisp, referring to her
partner as "Theethil".
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