The opera star gave the movie star encouragement to sing, and the two legends apparently joined voices from time to time in private.
One such session was captured on what, even for 1938, sounds like a rather primitive recording device. It's the the soprano-mezzo duet from Verdi's ... "Requiem."
I thought for this installment of Midweek Madness it would be fun to offer this memento of what appears to be a very congenial collaboration between the divine Rosa Ponselle and the equally immortal Joan Crawford.
It's not really mad, of course, but it sure is unusual and fascinating. Awfully cool, too.
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