Cinema: The New Pictures: Mar. 2, 1931

Pagliacci (Audio-Cinema Inc. & Fortune Gallo). Unkind people have said that Fortune Gallo does not like music much. He is a lively and busy executive, a bank director, concert manager, and, primarily, president and treasurer of the San Carlo Opera Company. Once when he was running an opera company in California he suggested to Composer Ruggiero Leoncavallo, who was working for him as a conductor, that Pagliacci would make a good movie. Leoncavallo refused to allow his masterpiece to be photographed unless the music went with it, but Gallo did not drop...

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