A Tribute to Pepito, the Spanish Clown & Joanne, the Twisting Marvel
Ota Gygi & Maryon Vadie
In 1935 Ota Gygi, onetime violinist to Alphonso XIII [King of Spain], emerged suddenly as a radio executive. He promoted the Amalgamated Broadcasting System, which had Ed Wynn as its president and only a few weeks of active life. Undismayed by this first failure, courtly, persuasive Mr. Gygi now pops up with another proposed broadcasting chain, this time with no less a font than Samuel Insull, hale and seventy-six.