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Blue 3x5 card signed by Bing
Card signed "Rudolph Bing". 3x5. Bing (1902-1997, born in Vienna, Austria) was an English opera impresario. He was born to a Jewish family and emigrated to England in 1934 with the rise of Nazism. He was appointed the general manager of the Glyndebourne Opera Company in 1935 and, in 1947, helped to organize the Edinburgh International Festival, now known the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the largest performing arts festival of its kind in the world. He was named general manager of the New York Metropolitan Opera Company in 1950, where he remained until 1972. He guaranteed that company's ticket sales by booking Italian Romantic operas over other kinds of performances and more modern music, a move that earned him criticism. He was knighted in 1971. Dot on "i" is lightly smeared. Otherwise in fine condition.

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Born: January 9, 1902 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (now Austria)
Died: September 2, 1997 in New York City, New York

Film Credits
1972 The David Frost Show (in person), 1972 Omnibus (in person), 1961 Treffpunkt New York (in person), 1956 The Ed Sullivan Show (in person)

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