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·» n«in K. 15 make a to and he U at Coburn Ife HOLLYWOOD SIGHTS«*/SOUNDS »y ROtBIN COONS HOLLYWOOD-Llly Pons. after lone hesitation, anally entered the projection room to ser her screen test. She came out with a den- nlt« impression that the young woman on the! screen was her sister and not Lily Pons. She has be«n| m o r e confident about the pro Jectlon of her] Tolce. At night after a day spent recording songs and arias for b«r first movie, the company goes to LILY PONS one of the downtown theaters and hears the "play-back" from the screen, after the regular audiences have left. Lily Is quite satisfied with her screen voice. ·Quel Travail' "The films--«K« travail! what work!" the exclaims. "It Is amazing to me, all tbe work and all the difficult difficult machinery. I have sing 'Lakme' fifty tltaes in one afternoon! I do not know which one they use--1 just ·Ing." The Pont Hollywood home for the summer is an Imposing mantlet' w i t h cool green patio and iwlmmlm, pool. Sbe may rest In the patio bu; may not go near the water--not at least while recording. The Pons voice must be protected from colds. Lily'i Retinue When Mademoiselle Pons arrlnM on tbe Hollywood icenc. there were premonitory shudders on the etutllo lot. She was bringing a staff--nay. a retinue!-- of her own. Her own conductor, her own voice-teacher, her own accompanist, of course, her sec rctary-companion-interpretcr. a n so on. And she a prltna donna from opera besides! It Icjoked none too promising. But to date, at least, everything smooth sailing. Pons It a prima don- na with a sense of humor, a hit with the folks on the set--and when she or one of her stuff Insists on anything, there is a reason. For her role In "Love Song"--a title due to be changed ere long-the long-the star must dance for the first on the stage--and It will be a Jazz dance. Does tbe artiste of arias storm and fume at this movie degra datlon of her art? She does not. Is the same Pons who with Gladys Swarthout and Helen Jepson made a trio from the "Met" at a charity performance, singing "Minnie the Moocher." "I wish," she says, "I could sin.-: 'Minnie' in the picture, too!"

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  1. The Kingston Daily Freeman,
  2. 15 Aug 1935, Thu,
  3. Page 9

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