Music: Memories of a Diva

In a Manhattan hotel room the career of a great, oldtime opera singer was reflected last week beyond the eloquence of words. Furniture had been removed to give space for lavish costumes. Tables were strewn with jeweled crowns and girdles, feathered hats and helmets, flowing wigs and well-worn shoes. From her rigid retirement in nearby Bronxville, Mme Olive Fremstad at 63 had emerged to sell the glamorous trappings which represented her years of triumphs. She presided over the exhibit with all her oldtime manner, fingered with wistful pride the silver cape she...

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