Hardback: 311 pages
Reminiscences of a noted former stage actress and the founder of the Metropolitan Opera Guild, Eleanor Robson Belmont.
An absolutely charming memoir. The letters from George Bernard Shaw and her discussion of MAJOR BARBARA (which he wrote for her when she was known as Eleanor Robson and before she married August Belmont) is worth the price alone. She probably saved The Metropolitan Opera from closing during the Depression--having founded The Metropolitan Opera Guild.. Happily, the Met has honored her with "The Belmont Room" in the Opera House . . . and it has a wonderful painting of her in it.