Sophie Tucker (1884-1966) was a show business success who worked for Flo Ziegfeld
(briefly) and later in vaudeville as well as movies.
At press time the actors playing Mable and John had not been announced; maybe Ringling friends Will Rogers, Flo Ziegfeld
and New York Mayor Jimmie Walker will turn up, too.
Daughter Liane Carrera published Held's biography Anna Held and Flo Ziegfeld
(New York, 1954) under the pseudonym Anna Held, Jr.
But his blithe spirit - not to mention those of Busby Berkeley and Flo Ziegfeld
- lives on in ``Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly,'' the shamelessly entertaining adult musical fable playing at the Coronet Theatre in West Hollywood.
Statuesque showgirls strut up and down giant staircases in costumes glittery and feathery enough to blind Flo Ziegfeld
and outrage the Audubon Society.