Opera - film - classical music ballet - Historical figures
Wonderful autograph album with over 70 signatures (we identified 72, plus some unidentified) from the Metropolitan Opera, period 1939-40. Album belonged to Louis Marcus (1883-1940), who was part of the staff at the Met and had access to the backstage.
Signers include: Giovanni Martinelli (2 signatures), Lucille Browning, Friedrich Schorr, George Cehanovsky, Anna Kaskas, Irene Jessner, Dorie Doe, Helen Olheim, Herbert Graf, Karl Laufkotter, Arnold Gabor, Norman Cordon, Paul Althouse, Elisabeth Rethberg, Ezio Pinza, Lily Pons, Ina Petina, Dorothee Manski, Charles Kullman, Edward Johnson, Giordano Paltrinieri (2 signatures), Wilfred Engelman, Rose Pauly, Fausto Cleva, Nicola Moscona, Beniamino Gigli (2 signed pages), Bruna Castagna, Alessio de Paolis, Louis D´Angelo, Lawrence Tibbett, John Brownlee, Vera Zorina, Mario Cozzi, Sidney Rayner, Zinka Milanov, Maria Gambarelli, Mimi Kellermann, John Charles Thomas, Helen Jepson, Armand Tokatyan, Emanuel List, John Carter, Arthur Carron, Rose Bampton, Carlo Morelli, Herbert Janssen, Rene Maisson, Nino Martini, Bidu Sayao, Thelma Votipka, John Gurney, Virgilio Lazzari, Kerstin Thorborg, Edward Ziegler (music journalist), Marjorie Lawrence, Giuseppe de Luca, Licia Albanese, Gladys Swarthout, Fritz Kreisler (violin), Albert Spalding (violin), Raoul Jobin, Salvatore Baccaloni, Lodovico Oliviero, Stella Roman, Grace Moore, Alexander Kipnis, Maxine Stellman, and some unidentified signatures.
Size is 6.25 x 4.6 inches, cracked spine but pages and covers in good condition. Sold with the list and a note from the original owner.
A great depiction of the Met Opera at the start of WWII.
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