Music: Symphonic Auction

It takes showmanship nowadays to keep even so great an orchestra as the Philadelphia Symphony afloat. But showman-ship is just what Conductor Leopold ("Prince") Stokowski has a great deal of. His blond mop waving proudly, his piercing eye darting sharply among dowagers and debutantes, he was the stage manager of a show one evening last week in Philadelphia's Bellevue-Stratford Hotel. The evening's serious business was to auction off 600 unsold season concert tickets but before the hammer began falling and donors began digging down, a rare collection of talent was exhibited.


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