Cinema: The New Pictures: Dec. 20, 1937

As difficult as balancing the U. S. budget is the task of devising cinema plots in which opera stars may be induced to perform less self-consciously than opera stars. Last week two of Hollywood's attempts to skirt this problem appeared, with varying success.

Hitting a New High (RKO Radio). One of the few opera stars who can wear a feather skirt to obvious advantage is diminutive, fluty Lily Pons. A shrewd producer like Jesse L. Lasky, having seen petite Miss Pons in the gold brassiere and flowered wrap-around skirt of Lakme, could...

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