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No. That's Mrs. Rockefeller, Jr.’s.
I thought you were listed also.
Well, if I did, I didn't intend to, because I don't like Meistersinger.
It's a perfectly beautiful setup, really.
Really? I would not wish to do it.
Now, in the rest of the performing arts, I got into the backing of shows in a very
unfortunate way. I had always been interested in the theater when I was in college
and worked in the '47 Workshop of George Baker, when I was at Radcliffe, doing simply
clothes for the shows that they had, and costumes. But I had always liked the
theater. Well, somehow or other I said to my husband in about 1948 that I thought it
was too bad he never backed any shows, and he said, well, he didn't want to back
shows but if I did, he didn't see why I shouldn't back some or do something about it.
And the next day he came home and said he had seen Richard Rodgers at luncheon and
Rodgers had a new show, and he told him that he would like to put some money into it
for me. And Richard Rodgers said, “Well, all right, you can have one percent of the
show.” It was then about to open in New Haven. The show was South
Pacific! I have since made $60,000 from South
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