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Program for the Civic Light Opera Association of Detroit's production of "Rosalinda" starring Susanna Foster.

Detroit nd (1949?) Illustr, 12 x 9, pict stapled wraps, 18 pp. Light/moderate wear, creasing and soiling, small tears, spine splitting, light staining on bottom margins else good. Susanna Foster was brought to Hollywood by MGM and was groomed for an acting and singing career and she went to school with Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney. After turning down the lead in "National Velvet" (supposedly because the part didn't include singing), she was released by MGM where she was then signed by Paramount. Her first film for them was "The Great Victor Herbert" which so impressed William Randolph Hearst that he flew her to his estate for a private concert for him and Marion Davies. She was 14 at the time. She eventually signed with Universal and starred in the biggest moneymaker for them in 1943, "The Phantom of the Opera," which also starred Claude Rains and Nelson Eddy. She worked very steadily for the next two years and then quit. In spite of some questionable decisions she still came out on top with a tour in Europe and performing at the Truman White House. She met her husband, baritone Wilbur Evans during a production of "Naughty Marietta" in Los Angeles. He was her co-star in "Rosalinda," although that is not mentioned in the program.

Book Id: 98-0045

Price: $20.00

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