Valses de Vienne (Waltzes from Vienna) was a operetta in three parts first performed, fittingly, in Vienna in 1930. It was then adapted into the French version show here, which was performed in Paris in 1933. It went on to tour the US and England and interestingly was turned into a film by Alfred Hitchcock in 1934. The story is set in 1845 and is about a father and son rivalry, with the added drama of unrequited love thrown in for good measure. The main character is a composer, and it is safe to assume he is the bandleader featured in this charming image.
Georges Dola (1872-1950) was born in Dole - a town in Eastern France. Dola's birth name was Edouard Vernier but he painted under the name of Georges Dola, having taken his name from his hometown. He was a painter, printer (specializing in lithography), and a graphic designer. He was also well known for his sheet music covers and his operetta poster works. He worked in Paris, mostly in the film and advertising industries.
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