Representatives of the Allied Military Government talk with daughters of Italian musicians, Italy, May 1945


Photograph. Two American military officers, representatives of the Allied Military Government, talking with daughters of Italian musicians during concert intermission. Official Caption: "Rome, 5/30/45--AMG cooperates with La Scala tradition--Two U.S. Representatives of the Allied Military Government talk with daughters of famous Italian musicians during intermission at a La Scala orchestra concert May 24, 1945, at the Lirico Theater in Milan. Pictured are (left to right) Staff Sgt. Hans Busch who in civilian life was conductor and stage director of operas and who is a son of the famous conductor, Fritz Busch; Mrs. Fosca Puccini Leonardi, daughter of Giacomo Puccini, operatic composer; Countess Wally Toscanini Castelbarco, daughter of Arturo Toscanini, famous conductor of symphonic orchestras now living in the U.S., and Lt. Clement C. Petrillo who was a concert pianist in civil live [life] and who is a nephew of Gaetano Merola, conductor of the San Francisco Opera in the U.S. The AMG is cooperating with the Milanese in keeping the famous La Scala musical tradition alive. It has an opera and concerts division which works with the Italians in planning the reconstruction now under way in the damaged La Scala Theater.--OWI staff photo--Serviced by Rome OWI Full. Approved by appropriate military authority. 6466." Milan, Italy. 30 May 1945

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Items from the service of Isaac "Ike" Bethel Utley, who was born in Smith Mills, Kentucky on 3 March 1920. Ike enlisted in the Army Air Corps on 19 January 1942. He was shipped overseas to the European Theatre and worked with a supply division based out of the city of Naples with an office set up in a residential villa. Utley worked with the Office of War Information and used their photographs in news articles to inform soldiers of the progress of the war. At war's end, Utley returned stateside. A trunk full of over 800 photographs from the O.W.I. arrived on his doorstep from his office in Italy, sender unknown. This collection consists of those photographs.
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Military officers--American--Italy
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