This is not to take away from what Joe or Jerry have written, just wanted to add a differently revealed layer. We've got the clue that D.B. is Samuel Goldwyn, a man iconic of the Hollywood movie industry. Then what is Holden and Phoebe? At the time of publication the music industry was essentially the relationship between radio and records, and both these industries acted in accord to attract the elusive young female audience. Holden indicates what he is not by dismissing sports, popular movies, popular theatre, mainstream magazines, newsreels. He shows what he is by seeking out popular jazz clubs, specifically jazz, and that he enjoys popular dance. Popular music and dance have long represented a sanitized expression of romantic love, that is, sexual relationships. Throughout the story six popular song titles are mentioned, one is alluded to, and one is fictional. Note that Holden describes himself as acting as young as 13, but he has gray hairs "millions of them." This indicates adulthood. Phoebe is introduced as having red hair and in the following paragraph he quotes her saying, "Can you eat the herring?" Red herring! Holden dances with the 30-something Bernice, who to Holden is a good dancer. He then brags about his "kid sister" and her ability to dance. Salinger famously uses homonyms throughout CITR and the word, kid, is continuously used for both child or to trick, fool, josh another. Another clue is the mystery of the "Little Shirley Beans" record sung Estelle Fletcher (b.1928- d.2005) The name Estelle means star, and a fletcher means seller of arrows. While she is real, Holden says her version of the song was "20 years ago." So the singer's age and recorded song do not add up. Holden says she sings it "whorehouse". Whorehouse style is better known as barrelhouse style, sounds like boogie-woogie. Holden thinks Phoebe will like it. Let's look at that again, a child's song, sung whorehouse style, for a 10 year old girl. (Bubblegum Pop, anyone?) On his way to purchase the record, Holden observes a family walking, parents on the sidewalk, not paying attention to the little boy walking in the street, near the curb. The boy sings, "If a body catch a body coming through the rye." That makes Holden feel " . . . not so depressed any more." Holden eventually drops ". . . old Phoebe's record. It broke into about fifty pieces." Perhaps this is a reference to multiple labels, radio stations, or even a tight playlist of top 50. Radio City Music Hall and Radio City is mentioned several times. Holden looks over Phoebe's notes. The first reads, "Bernice meet me at recess I have something very very important to tell you." Holden has Bernice, Phoebe has a Bernice. Same name, different person, adult/child. Another note reads, "Shirley you said you were sagitarius but your only taurus . . ." Here, the name Shirley, found in the fictitious children's song and in a child's note, and connected to the singer Estelle (star) Fletcher (arrow seller) and Sagitarius, (the archer) is a constellation (stars) or astrology (star knowledge). Star also means celebrity. Sagitarius as the archer is similar to Cupid, the demi-god of romantic/sexual relationships. Taurus, the bull, connects with all the bull references and repetitions throughout the story. Written as "only taurus", the pharse is ambigious. 'Only', as in her age or degree on the horoscope, or only 'bull', as in deceit. So Shirley is only bulls----. What else is?