FFICULT DEEMS TAYLOR, CRITIC, COMPOSER,
PRESIDENT HRtIIIOdUTOI ILK DESCRIBES DISCOVERY OF LILY PONS
Discoverer of Ins
Comes to Ann
Started Out as Actress But apparent to all those in and about
Soon Obtained Vocal the theatre that they had a singer
Training, on their hands.
-__ "So Lily Pons was promptly hustl-
"The little French girl who has ed out of the Varietes into what is
become the new sensation of the officially known as I'Academie Na-
opera is absolutely lacking in ar- tionale de Musique. She was not,+
tistic temperament," d e c l a r e s as yet, allowed to sing in public.
Deems Taylor, noted critic and She studied for some time with Al-.
composer, in writing on the "dis- fled Sellier of the Opera, and later
covery" Lily Pons, French singer, became a pupil of Madame Beumer,
who will appear at the May Festi- at the Opera Comique. In 1927 she
val concerts next week. The arti- made her operatic debut at Mul-
cle appears in McCall's for June. house, in Alsace.
"Some six or seven years ago
there was a crisis at the Theatre __
des Varietes in Paris. A song went-~
with one of the roles in a comedy
which was nearing production, anri
the management was racking its 1
brains to find someone in the com-
pany who could both act and sine;-
One of the younger actresses offer-
ed to try. She was, if an unknown
quantity as a singer, at least a
good musician; for her sole thea-
trical training, quaintly enough, j
had been an extensive course of
study at the Paris Conservatoire, K
from which she had graduated with
a first prize for piano playing. Her .+
name was Lily Pons.
"So Mlle. Pons went on, and act- D IFFICH
ed the role and sang the song. She the woman who
was probably very good in the part is all women in
too. But nobody paid any attention one! With the j
to that. For when she opened her star of stars,
mouth to sing, it became instantly [II
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of insulin and its value, alsohead
of the department of medical re-
search in the Banting institute of
the University of Toronto, is visit-
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ing gave a lecture on "The listury
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and students of tFhe University.
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