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That would make sense, but Abbott would have been 45 when that film was made. He must have worn a wig and a lot of makeup to look like that photo. I've never seen the film, so I guess I'd better order the DVD from Amazon.

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Gary

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It may be the actor John Abbott, who played the conductor in the film. The music, as you surmised, is conducted by Franz Waxman who apparently did not appear on screen.

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> On Aug 30, 2019, at 6:16 PM, Gary A. Galo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> This is for anyone who has the 8-cd Oscar Levant set that Sony put out last year. Can anyone identify the conductor on page 43 of the book? It's certainly not Franz Waxman.
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> Thanks,
> Gary
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