On this fine day in 1933, J was preparing to appear in Victor Herbert’s “Naughty Marietta” to be presented the following week at the Overton Park Amphitheatre in her hometown of Memphis, TN, for a run of six days. The operetta was, of course, produced by her husband R. She assisted as well as starred. Joseph Henkel conducted the orchestra.
FUN WITH NUMBERS*
The production featured:
A cast of 130–including 36 principal players and 80 chorus members
A 24-piece orchestra
40 women in “colorful negligees”
40 male singers
Additional enticements were offered…
I can only hope that this production was every bit the starry summer affair that the newspaper predicted. More research will out.
*SOURCE: THE CLEVELAND (MISSISSIPPI) ENTERPRISE: 7-20-33