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Subject: Re: the real final night at the old Met 1966
From: donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 14 Jun 2018 20:07:35 -0400
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I couldn't care less who was or was not in the first row that night; the
reason
we are looking at that photo is because someone mistakenly asserted that it
shows obtrusive columns, which it clearly does not!.


dtmk

On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 2:00 PM, Max D. Winter <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> 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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