Music: Artists & Artistes

A trade union, most of whose members enjoy substantial salaries and agreeable working conditions, is as much a professional fraternity as a union. Such a group is the American Guild of Musical Artists, formed last year as a result of a golfing conversation between Baritone Lawrence Tibbett and Baritone Frank Chapman, the personable, amiable husband of Contralto Gladys Swarthout (TIME, June 8, 1936). Tibbett is still president. The Guild, whose aim was frankly to protect the prestige rather than the purses of its members, signed up 400 of the elite of U. S....

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