B1320. (MELBA) JOSEPH WECHSBERG. Red Plush and Black Velvet – The Story of Melba and her Times. Boston, Little-Brown, 1961. 372pp. Photos; DJ.
“The Story of Nellie Melba and Her Time, known as a legend, her name a household word. Children were named after her, recipes were named for her such as ‘Melba toast’; fellow musicians admired and respected her. She was called the greatest coloratura soprano of her time.”
- Zillah Dorset Akron