Gounod: no autographs today
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Diva moments in classical music
5. Gounod: no autographs today
A young lady visited Gounod, asking for an autograph. Gounod said: “No, positively not. I have been pestered so many times to give my autographed picture that I am very tired of this nonsense. Besides, I haven’t another picture left and it cheapens me.” She launched herself onto his lap and kissed him until he changed his mind!