Gerry flappers indeed

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Being attractive in opera is not a new idea. This is the fabulous Geraldine Farrar, who had legions of fans who followed her and copied her look. They called themselves Gerry Flappers. What a great face.

“Geraldine Farrar has gone and the Gerry-flappers are disconsolate. The American singer who has won many triumphs in her sixteen years with the Metropolitan Opera Company, won her greatest triumph yesterday when as Zaza she sang her adieu to New York opera audiences.”

or how about this one……considered one of the great beauties in opera. Lina Cavalieri

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or the stunning Anna Moffo

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or this great face of Blanche Thebom

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The Hedy Lamarr of opera, the ever beautiful and fascinating, Virginia Zeani. Admittedly these pictures resemble Yvonne DeCarlo. Not bad either way.

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and a young Corelli…..impossibly handsome.

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or the very handsome Mario Del Monaco

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or a young Jose Carreras,

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simply beautiful,

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Jean Harlow to Marie Dressler in Dinner at Eight…..

and Fanny having fun sorta Traviata like….given how much people like to run and jump these days in opera, she would fit right in! All in good fun.

“Leopold and the Tenor”

~ by aprilemillo on October 5, 2007.

 
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