Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Grace Moore

I'm showing One Night of Love, the 1934 film, to a group of movie lovers in August, and doing some more research into Grace Moore, the opera singer who starred in the movie. Reading her autobiography, and a later biography.

My talk will begin, I think, with mention of Luisa Tetrazzini, the opera singer--I think she's ridiculed in the movie via the character Frappazinni, a would-be opera singer who is now old and fat--and screeches. Luisa may be the stereotypical opera singer, but Grace Moore was good-looking, cosmopolitan, and smart....

Graceland was named after a cousin of hers, also named Grace Moore, although she herself lived there for a while.

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