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1937 SUNLIT NORWAY CALLS MRS. GLADYS PETCH Visit THIS FASCINATING LAND WITH MRS. PETCH FIRST woman to teach English by Radio in Europe. FIRST woman's voice to cross the Atlantic. FIRST English Radio Broadcaster in Italy, Czechoslovakia, Austria and Germany. She will show you beautiful hand-colored slides and films, and tell you about the glorious fjords and sunlit valleys, which are rich in the legends of the land of the Vikings. REDPATH KIMBALL BUILDING CHICAGO GLADYS M. PETCH The Woman With the Perfect Radio Voice LECTURER and EDUCATOR TEACHER to UNSEEN THOUSANDS Her Voice is a Fascinating Charm in Itself —Hon. R. F. Corlett MRS. GLADYS M. PETCH, termed the woman with the perfect radio voice through her sincere endeavor in the radio field, won for herself the acclaim of the Norwegian Government; so pleased were they by her excellent broadcasting work that they requested her to teach English over the Radio. Her voice, though naturally and decidedly feminine, is possessed of a clearness rarely associated with female radio artists. Her delightful speaking accents are transmitted without distortion, leaving with the listener an impression of extraordinary vocal quality. Critics say of her, Mrs. Gladys M. Petch is undoubtedly one of the most outstanding feminine radio artists of today. Her descriptions of the 'Land of the Midnight Sun' are vivid and life-like. Her views and depictions of the works of Sigrid Undset and Ibsen, of the triumphs of Amundsen, are exceedingly entertaining and educational. Mrs. Petch's talks, an achievement in themselves, are greatly enhanced by her clearcut enunciation and the exceptional quality of her perfect radio voice. EDUCATOR MRS. GLADYS M. PETCH, lecturer and broadcaster, recently conducted a very successful course of instruction in the English language over the radio network of Norway. Her enthralling lectures have made her well known throughout the United States and every capital in Europe. SOME OF THE CLUBS BEFORE WHICH SHE HAS APPEARED Geographical Society, Oslo. British Norwegian Society, Oslo and Bergen. The Zonta Clubs, Chicago, New York, Conn. City Women's Clubs, Washington, D. C. Alliance Business and Professional Women's Club, Chicago. American Penwomen's Club, Washington, D. C. The Adventurers' Club, Chicago. The American Legion, Chicago. Congress of Club President, Art Museum, Chicago. Springfield Art Association, Springfield, O. Toledo Open Forum, Toledo, O. The Exchange Club, San Francisco. City Women's Club, San Francisco. The Ebell Club, Oakland, Cal. Canadian Women's Club, New York. Allerton House Club, New York. Boston Public Library. Federation of Women's Clubs, Jacksonville, Fla. The A. W. A. Club of New York. Chamber of Commerce, St. Louis. Junior League of Arts, Chicago. Chicago University. Art Museum, Cleveland, O. Marshall Fields. Wanamakers, New York City. Pan Hellenic Club. Scarsdale Women's Club. Evanston Women's Club, Evanston, Ill. Minneapolis Women's Club. College Women's Club, Mountain Lakes, N. J. Kiwanis Club, Alton, Ill. Rotary Club, St. Louis, Mo. Men's City Club, St. Louis. Advertising Club, St. Louis. Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, Cal. Friday Morning Club, Los Angeles, Cal. Lions Club, Berkeley, Cal. State College, Fresno, Cal. Auditorium of Department of Interior, Washington, D. C. Has broadcast as a sustaining feature from the N. B. C. and station WOR, also from all major stations in U. S. A. National Broadcasting Co. New York City, N. Y. Mrs. Gladys M. Petch, New York City. Dear Mrs. Petch: Thank you so much for broadcasting at such short notice. We feel that it is always a privilege to have you. Your voice, with its quality of clearness, vitality and clear cut enunciation is far above the standard of the usual voice heard over the air, and your material is of the greatest interest to your public. With best wishes for your continued success, we are Yours very sincerely, Margareth Cuthbert, Program Dept. Jackson, Michigan, March 3, 1936. Redpath Bureau, Chicago, Ill. Gentlemen: The general impression as to Mrs. Gladys M. Petch was very enthusiastic. I consider her exceptionally interesting. Her beautiful pictures and her interesting explanation of them thrilled our club. Her beautifully modulated voice and her perfect English helped make her program one of the finest we have ever had in the Jackson Woman's Club. I would recommend her for any group that has high standards. Yours very truly, Signed: Mrs. Carl S. Winters, Program Chairman, Womens' Club. Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, Jacksonville, Florida. Feb. 10, 1936. Dear Mrs. Petch: You will be glad to know that your radio talks have created a great deal of interest locally and I really believe that many people in the Jacksonville area who will make European tours this year will accept your invitation to see sunlit Norway. Your talk before the Federation of Women's Clubs also inspired a great deal of interest and I can assure you that you will find a very warm welcome and a large audience eager to hear you when you come this way again. Very truly yours, Signed: Rex Croasdell, Publicity Director. The Public Library of the City of Boston, Boston, Mass. April 7, 1936. Gladys M. Petch, 3452–75th Street, Jackson Heights, N. Y. C. Dear Mrs. Petch: This comes to thank you for the excellent lecture you presented in our Lecture Hall last Thursday evening—Sunlit Norway Calls. There is no need for me to tell you how much your lecture was enjoyed, for the applause which you received at its close must have told its own story. The Hall, as you know, was filled to capacity. Your pictures were an excellent complement to your lecture and we are grateful to you for presenting so fine a lecture to our Library patrons. Thank you very much for coming to us. We have written to Mr. L. K. Moran of the Redpath Lyceum Bureau in regard to a possible return lecture by you in our 1936-1937 series of free public lectures and concerts. There is open on our calendar the evening of Thursday, April 8, 1937, and we should like very much to list you for this date. With all good wishes, Very sincerely yours, Signed: Richard G. Hemsley Chief Librarian of the Reference Division. THE WOMEN'S CITY CLUB OF DETROIT 2110 Park Ave., Detroit, Mich. Mrs. Gladys M. Petch's talk for the Women's City Club of Detroit on March 12, 1934 was enthusiastically received by an audience that overflowed the auditorium into the halls and into a back-stage room. The subject Great Norwegians served as a central theme around which Mrs. Petch wove the story of Norway and her famous people in the realm of literature, exploration and music. The beautifully colored slides gave a much more intimate picture of Norway than any which have hitherto been shown at the City Club. There were more views of the interior than is usual—most travelers do not get beyond the coast and the fjords. The fact that Mrs. Petch has lived in Norway for so long and seen the country in the various seasons, made for a much more realistic picture than one usually gets. Mrs. Petch has charm of manner, a beautifully modulated speaking voice and the poise that comes from much platform experience. We were thoroughly pleased with her lecture. The Women's City Club of Detroit by Marion H. Bemis, Activities Secretary. Printed in U. S. A.
|Title||Sunlit Norway calls|
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|Personal Name Subject||Petch, Gladys M.|
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