• I love opera, bluegrass, burger joints and fictional detectives. Mostly, but not always, in that order. Formerly of Dunedin, formerly of Sydney, now travelling the world with the tenor in my life (Stuart Skelton) and blogging as I go.
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Sunday, June 27, 2004


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Jeff M.

The Flagstad clip is from The Big Broadcast Of 1938, which believe it or not is the movie in which Hope and Shirley Ross premiered "Thanks For The Memory". It also features some justly famous W.C. Fields golf routines.

Flagstad does indeed appear as if she's going to break out laughing at any moment. I don't know which is funnier, the way she swings that spear around, or the oohs and ahhs as Hope announces that "Kirsten Flagstad of the Metropolitan Opera Company" is about to perform.

Here is the clip.

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