Lily Pons: A Centennial Portrait

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James A. Drake, Kristin Beall Ludecke
Amadeus Press, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 250 pages
(Amadeus). The popular opera star Lily Pons (1898-1976) was the reigning coloratura at the Metropolitan Opera from 1931 to 1959, and her career included several Hollywood films. She was as beautiful and charming as she was talented a combination that made her a true celebrity. This collection brings together the impressions of colleagues, critics and scholars about this much-beloved diva, with more than 100 rare photographs from Lily Pons' own archives, largely owned by Ludecke and her family. HARDCOVER.

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Contents

Foreword by Beverly Sills
9
My Early Life
21
Lily Pons in France
27
Copyright

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