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Subject: Re: the real final night at the old Met 1966
From: Rich Lowenthal <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Rich Lowenthal <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 14 Jun 2018 18:15:35 +0000
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The program from the closing gala agrees that Jeritza was (is) unable to 
attend.

------ Original Message ------
From: "Max D. Winter" <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Sent: 6/14/2018 2:00:11 PM
Subject: Re: the real final night at the old Met 1966

>R. Stuart wrote:
>
>"Fantastic photo. Stokowski on the podium and Jeritza in the front row 
>- I assume
>it's the closing gala."
>
>It is the closing gala, but I don't think that is Jeritza.  I was 
>listening recently to an extensive
>account (courtesy of Donald Collup) by Alfred Hubay, the House Manager 
>at the Old Met, of
>the closing gala, including a detailed discussion of the Honored 
>Guests.  He said that Jeritza
>was not at the Gala because her husband was very ill (he died just a 
>few weeks later).  Hubay
>said that if Jeritza had been at the Gala, she would undoubtably have 
>been sitting in the front
>row rather than on the stage, and that she would have been recognized 
>along with the other
>Honored Guests by standing in place.  But she wasn't.  So, that elegant 
>elderly lady in the
>front row of the photo probably isn't Jeritza, at least according to 
>Hubay (who should know -
>his responsibility that night was shepherding the Honored Guests to and 
>from backstage).
>
>Incidentally, Donald Kane is starting to sound like the late, 
>obsessively-pigheaded ACD, on the
>subject of the columns!  Time to give that one a rest.
>
>MDW

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