Yes! Gladys wrote a book! Published by Dodd,
Meade & Co. of New York, it was a best seller when it
came out in 1943. The book went through at least four
printings. (The third printing was in 1945 and the fourth
printing was in 1949.) It is the story of Emmy Norton,
an American Mezzo Soprano, who grew up in a small town (Kansas
City, MO) and debuts as CARMEN at the Metropolitan Opera in
NYC. Surely it is at least partially autobiographical!
I have recently acquired the copy on the left. It is autographed
and I believe it is a First Edition!
Doesn't that picture look familiar?
The biography on the back of the dust jackets adds a lot
to what I know about her. I'll be using some of that to fill
in some of the gaps that exist around the site.