Music: Viscount's Butterfly

"Viscount Hidemaro Konoye, W. K. conductor here, has completed a modern and Japanized version of Puccini's Madame Butterfly which has been submitted to Paramount for possible production. . . . Konoye leaves for America July 21 and if agreeable, production will start soon after his arrival."

In Variety last week, this news item appeared under the headline, "Poor Butterfly Gets Jap Rewrite and Modernization; Par to Produce?" Variety's Tokyo correspondent evidently considered it unnecessary to mention that in addition to being a W. K. (well-known) conductor, Viscount Konoye is also brother of...

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