Sept. 2, 1944
Danton Walker (who turns out to have been Alexander Woollcott’s secretary for a couple of years), says: Several magazines are racing to put out German editions which would be the first published works to give occupied Germany the truth in the news …
Louella Parsons says: The dynamic and resourceful Mike Todd unearthed an unpublished score by Victor Herbert and kept it under wraps for over a year. He refused $350,000 for it because he believed he had something special. And this is what happens. He has signed Jeannette MacDonald to star in the operetta, which he says will be his greatest producing venture.
She reports for rehearsals in New York Jan. 1, and opens in Boston early in February. That gives Jeanette a very full schedule, with her three grand opera programs in Chicago and her 10 concert and solo appearances with the Cincinnati Symphony.
[I am unable to find any trace of this production being staged — lrh].