|Gladys often took part in charity and related events.
Here is one such record:
WAR MEMORIAL MONUMENT, Newtown, CT, is significant historically
because it is a tangible symbol of honor and respect tendered
to the men of Newtown who served in all wars through World War
I. The monument was erected in 1931, for reasons unknown it
was not formally dedicated until June 2, 1939, on which occasion
ceremonies were organized by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. An
impressive parade was part of the proceedings that drew a crowd
of 2,500 people. The principal speaker was Edward T. Buckingham,
former mayor of Bridgeport. The designer and the supplier,
Messrs. Naylor and McGovern, were present. The great attraction
of the occasion, however, was the performance of two well-known
singers, Mrs. Valentin Parera of Newtown (professionally known
as Grace Moore) and her house guest, Mrs. Frank Chapman (Gladys
The new world of recordings was another way that Gladys' fame
spread. In addition to albums of her opera performances,
Gladys was featured on numerous records of more popular songs.
Her songs in the movies were available as sheet music with her
picture on the cover.
The below tables are just getting started and will be added to in
|If I should Lose You - Rose of the Rancho
- 1935 - Words and Music by Leo Robin & Ralph Rainger
Thunder Over Paradise - Rose of the Rancho - 1935 - by
Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger
Through the Years -
1931 - words by Edward Heyman, music by Vincent Youmans
The Champagne Waltz -1934 - words and music
by Con Conrad, Ben Oakland, and Milton Drake, Famous Music Corp.
God Painted A Picture - Song & Piano Music like
sung by Gladys Swarthout
RCA Victor 14419 Gladys Swarthout, Carmen-Habanera
L'amour est un oiseau/Carmen-Seguidilla, Pres Des Remparts De
Howard Hanson's opera, Merry Mount. Gladys
the first to ever play part of Plentiful Tewes.
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"ANDRE KOSTELANETZ" radio show transcription
disc from The War Department of The Armed Forces Radio Service.
One 30 minute program on a 16 inch, vinyl 33 1/3 rpm disc. This
disc was issued to radio stations for broadcast only and not
available to the general public. Program #113 from February
14, 1946, starring ANDRE KOSTELANETZ with guest GLADYS
Gladys Swarthout - RCA Victor - Red Seal
Records - 78rpm - She sings popular song favorites.
Hear Them Again - Readers Digest - 1968 - Included with
about 80 other artists - 10 album set
My Favorites, Gladys Swarthout - RCA
Victor - Red Seal Records - 45rpm - Boxed set of four, she sings
popular song favorites. One Night of Love, Estrellita, Oh Promise
Me, Finiculi Finicula, I Wonder as I Wander, Bless This House,
At Dawning, The Lord's Prayer