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SFlashback: Opera Opening, 1955

BY Damion Matthews - October 1, 2009


Life Magazine, October 3, 1955

At the opening gala of the San Francisco Opera, where openings and premieres are notably dressy, the American premiere of Troilus and Cressida brought out, from left…

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Mrs. Richard M. Oddie in slim satin dress with pink fox stole
Mrs. Robert Wiel in full-skirted Balenciaga
Mrs. Thomas Ray in spangled Galanos gown
Mrs. Francis V. Kessling Jr. in short brocade by Nettie Rosenstein
Mrs. Reed Funsten in short-in-front, long-in-back dress by Italian couturier Capucci.

Source: Life Magazine, October 3, 1955



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