People, Jan. 22, 1951

The Formative Years

Washington Post Music Critic Paul Hume, whose opinion of daughter Margaret's singing last month prompted Harry Truman to take angry pen in hand, felt the sting of some critical grapeshot himself. After Hume narrated Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf for a National Symphony children's concert in Constitution Hall, the Post printed a frank opinion by six-year-old Critic Frank Manola: "He doesn't sound like Basil Rathbone on my Peter and the Wolf records. He sounds more like Phil Harris on the radio."

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