Ziegfeld Girl

Author: Linda Mizejewski
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822323235
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A study of the iconographic significance of the Ziegfeld girl in twentieth-century American conceptions of sexuality, race, class, and consumerism.

Ziegfeld Girls

Author: Sarah Barthel
Publisher: Kensington
ISBN: 1496706110
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New York City, 1914. Suzanne and Jada. Entwined as sisters. Talented and resourceful. Black and white. Wealthy employer and devoted maid. Together, they realize Suzanne’s dream to see her name in lights on Broadway as she becomes the dazzling Ziegfeld Follies’ rising new star. But Jada’s superb voice and dance skills give her an unexpected shot at her own success—and her own life. And when a jealous Suzanne reveals a shattering secret, their friendship becomes a bitter rivalry. Floundering without Jada, Suzanne consoles herself with dashing suitors and champagne nights. Jada transforms into Harlem’s hottest nightclub sensation, complete with financial security and a promising new beau. But when Suzanne is plagued with increasingly dangerous “accidents,” and both women receive threatening notes, they discover just how cold and hard staying on top can be. Now in the face of relentless racism and vicious obsession, Suzanne and Jada make an uneasy alliance to find out the truth. And with the Follies’ lavish world in peril and their careers on the line, their pursuit of love, success, and equality could cost more than they ever dreamed. Set against a glittering background of vintage glamour, famous figures of the time and high-stakes, Ziegfeld Girls is an unforgettable novel of two extraordinary women seizing their own fates in a pivotal era. Praise for Sarah Barthel’s House of Silence “Barthel debuts with an original take on historical events and personages. Suspense blends with history. . . . Haunting and thought-provoking.” --RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars “An engaging, fast-paced blend of historical fiction and suspense.” –Shelf Awareness

Ziegfeld Girls Paper Dolls

Author: Tom Tierney
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486436791
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11 dolls model 30 costumes worn in lavish musical extravaganzas. Figures of Anna Held, Helen Morgan, Billie Burke, Marilyn Miller, and other stars.

Ziegfeld Follies

Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: University-Press.org
ISBN: 9781230654188
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 43. Chapters: Ziegfeld Girls, Barbara Stanwyck, Eve Arden, Lucia Pamela, Jeanne Eagels, Bessie Love, Paulette Goddard, Louise Brooks, Marion Davies, Olive Thomas, Joan Blondell, Florenz Ziegfeld, Doris Eaton Travis, Ann Pennington, Mae Murray, Nita Naldi, Peggy Shannon, Susan Fleming, Iris Adrian, Anna Held, Bird Millman, Mary Nolan, Virginia Bruce, Dorothy Mackaill, Tamara Geva, Frances Lee, Dorothy Dare, Billie Dove, Paulette Duval, Yvonne Hughes, Claire Dodd, Irene Hayes, Cecile Arnold, Jean Howard, Helen Gallagher, Kay Laurell, Kitty Kelly. Excerpt: Mary Louise Brooks (November 14, 1906 - August 8, 1985), generally known by her stage name Louise Brooks, was an American dancer, model, showgirl and silent film actress, noted for popularizing the bobbed haircut. Brooks is best known for her three feature roles including two G. W. Pabst films: in Pandora's Box (1929), Diary of a Lost Girl (1929), and Prix de Beaute (Miss Europe) (1930). She starred in 17 silent films and, late in life, authored a memoir, Lulu in Hollywood. Born in Cherryvale, Kansas, Louise Brooks was the daughter of Leonard Porter Brooks, a lawyer, who was usually too busy with his practice to discipline his children, and Myra Rude, an artistic mother who determined that any "squalling brats she produced could take care of themselves." Rude was a talented pianist who played the latest Debussy and Ravel for her children, inspiring them with a love of books and music. None of this protected her nine-year old daughter Louise from sexual abuse at the hands of a neighborhood predator. This event had a major influence on Brooks' life and career, causing her to say in later years that she was incapable of real love, and that this man "must have had a great deal to do with forming my attitude toward sexual pleasure....For me, nice, soft, easy men were never enough...

Ziegfeld Follies Paper Dolls

Author: Tom Tierney
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486248110
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This sparkling collection spotlights 9 of the shows' fabulous stars -- plus Flo Ziegfeld himself -- in 29 costumes. Includes Anna Held, Billie Burke, Fanny Brice with costumes by Erte, John Harkrider, more.

W C Fields From The Ziegfeld Follies And Broadway Stage To The Screen

Author: Arthur Frank Wertheim
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349949868
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This book reveals how Fields became a character comedian while performing in Broadway’s most illustrious revue, the Ziegfeld Follies. As the first biography to use the recently opened Fields Papers at the Motion Picture Academy, the book explores how Fields years as a Follies entertainer portraying a beleaguered husband and a captivating conman became a landmark turning point in his career, leading to his fame as a masterful film comedian. The book also untangles a web of mysteries about Fields’s turbulent private life, from the heartrending stories about the tragic relationship with his calculating wife who refused to divorce him, to his estranged son controlled by his mother, to the seven-year extra-marital affair with a chorus girl that led to the birth of an unwanted child. This electrifying saga illuminates a complex dual personality, whirling from tenderness to brusqueness, who endured so much anguish in order to bring the gift of laughter to millions. Although vilified by Ziegfeld and assailed by demons, Fields survived the cutthroat rigors of Broadway show biz to become a legendary American iconoclast and cultural icon.

Ziegfeld Girls

Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: Booksllc.Net
ISBN: 9781230787527
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 68. Chapters: Anna Held, Ann Pennington (actress), Barbara Stanwyck, Bessie Love, Billie Dove, Bird Millman, Cecile Arnold, Claire Dodd, Doris Eaton Travis, Dorothy Dare, Dorothy Mackaill, Eve Arden, Frances Lee, Helen Barnes, Helen Gallagher (Solomon), Irene Hayes, Iris Adrian, Jeanne Eagels, Jean Howard, Joan Blondell, Kitty Kelly, Lillian Lorraine, Louise Brooks, Lucia Pamela, Mae Murray, Marion Davies, Mary Hay (actress), Mary Nolan, Micki Marlo, Nita Naldi, Olive Thomas, Paulette Duval, Paulette Goddard, Peggy Shannon, Susan Fleming, Tamara Geva, Virginia Bruce, Yvonne Hughes, Ziegfeld girl. Excerpt: Barbara Stanwyck (July 16, 1907 - January 20, 1990) was an American actress. She was a film and television star, known during her 60-year career as a consummate and versatile professional with a strong, realistic screen presence, and a favorite of directors including Cecil B. DeMille, Fritz Lang and Frank Capra. After a short but notable career as a stage actress in the late 1920s, she made 85 films in 38 years in Hollywood, before turning to television. Orphaned at the age of four and partially raised in foster homes, by 1944 Stanwyck had become the highest paid woman in the United States. She was nominated for the Academy Award four times, and won three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe. She was the recipient of honorary lifetime awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1981, the American Film Institute in 1987, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the Golden Globes, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and the Screen Actors Guild. Stanwyck has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is ranked as the 11th greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute. Barbara Stanwyck was born Ruby Catherine Stevens in Brooklyn, New York on July 16, 1907. She was the fifth and youngest child of...

Will Rogers At The Ziegfeld Follies

Author: Will Rogers
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806123578
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A collection of Rogers' writings and observations includes selections from his weekly articles and previously unpublished excerpts from his notes and correspondence

A History Of The American Musical Theatre

Author: Nathan Hurwitz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317912047
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From the diverse proto-theatres of the mid-1800s, though the revues of the ‘20s, the ‘true musicals’ of the ‘40s, the politicisation of the ‘60s and the ‘mega-musicals’ of the ‘80s, every era in American musical theatre reflected a unique set of socio-cultural factors. Nathan Hurwitz uses these factors to explain the output of each decade in turn, showing how the most popular productions spoke directly to the audiences of the time. He explores the function of musical theatre as commerce, tying each big success to the social and economic realities in which it flourished. This study spans from the earliest spectacles and minstrel shows to contemporary musicals such as Avenue Q and Spiderman. It traces the trends of this most commercial of art forms from the perspective of its audiences, explaining how staying in touch with writers and producers strove to stay in touch with these changing moods. Each chapter deals with a specific decade, introducing the main players, the key productions and the major developments in musical theatre during that period.

Art Glitter And Glitz

Author: Arthur Gewirtz
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313324673
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The theatre and drama of the 1920s was a decade of experimentation and incubation for American playwrights coexisting with a flourishing and vibrant commercial theatre. The volume provides, in 22 essays, provocative, new readings of O'Neill, considerations of other mainstream playwrights, and an extraordinary gamut of articles on the popular theatre of the era.