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NOTED DIVA WILL ; WED CONDUCTOR Lily Pons Confesses Lack of Time Obstructs Marriage to Kostelanctz By ALARY ELIZABETH PLUMMER AMocUted Freu Starr Writer NEW YORK, July 17.—Lily Pons is going to marry Andre Kostelanetz, Kostelanetz, tho little opera star hinted today, today, as soon as they "find tho time." Before February "Neither of us has any time .to get married," complained Miss Pons, who has had only three months' vacation in five years. In the next breath she added: "If some day he has tho time—I will have the time." Kostelanetz, blond, blue-eyed orchestra orchestra conductor and pianist, Is the "preferred person," she admitted. "The placo doesn't make any difference," difference," she smiled. "I have no preferred place—Just a preferred person." The llttlo singer implied that she would be married long before Feb- 'ruary, when she will sing "Coq D'Or" at the Metropolitan. "If we aren't married by then," •he exclaimed, "it's no use to ever —thal's such a long time." Work Together Over tho luncheon table Miss Pons, eating potatoes in an attempt to gain weight, replied to the first question about "Kosty": "We aro not engaged—but I hope we will bo married some day. "If I am fortunate enough to be married to Mr. Kostelanetz, I shall feel myself one of the luckiest and proudest women in the world. , "He is a great artist. We have the same outlook on music and think along tho same lines." Here are the professional engagements engagements Miss Fons and Kostelanctz uharc In the immediate future, in the course of which they may "find the time." She will sing in concert August 7, with a symphony conducted by "Kosty," at the Hollywood Bowl. He will direct tho music for her next motion picture, and they will continue continue to appear on the same radio program. Expects Mother And they will fly to tho coast together together August 1, accompanied by Lily's mother, Mme. _ Marie Pons, . who will arrive from France July 29. The tiny singer was wearing a red, white and black handkerchief linen dress, a white baku hat trimmed with a red poppy, the laco communion gloves she wore to church as a child of 13, and a large diamond. "It isn't an engagement ring." she declared. "I bought it for myself myself three years ago."

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  1. The Bakersfield Californian,
  2. 17 Jul 1936, Fri,
  3. Page 11

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