Author of They All Sang (Viking 1934) repeats his mellow memories of the 19th century from a fresh angle, in names known and forgotten, of diverse divas, charmers, musicals, extravaganzas, opera boaffe. The Black Crook history, the Kiralfy brothers, Evangeline, Offenbach, Aimee, Soldene, Grisi, Bishop, Sontag, Lind, Alboni, Tietjens, Piecolomini, Parepa-Rosa, Nilsson, the Patti sisters, Adelina and Carlotta, Lucca, Kellog, singers all; then Montez and Menken, entertainers sans pareille; profiles of biography and career, embellished with scandals and notorious incident. There is a list of period songs, personalities, favorite songs of the singers and their programs, incidentalia of the author's memory. A potpourri of the theatrical scene of the past, induc to nostalgia on the part of oldsters, with some fresh charm for moderns. Entertainment quality plus valuable reference material for writers, radio and theatre and picture research.