The guest list: Will Rogers, Florenz Ziegfeld
, Billie Burke, Mayor Jimmy Walker.
He co-wrote that with his wife, Norah Bayes, and pitched it to impresario Florenz Ziegfeld
for the Ziegfeld Follies.
You might cite Florenz Ziegfeld
, or George Abbott, or Harold Prince.
He tells me that the Hollywood legend who spent the entire day of the Wall Street Crash in court accompanied by all of his staff to sue a lighting company was Florenz Ziegfeld
That concept has been reflected time and again in the show tunes of the New York theater and is the central theme of ``Broadway: The American Musical,'' a six-part PBS documentary series that starts with the arrival of showman supreme Florenz Ziegfeld
and spans 110 years to the opening of the smash hit of the 2003 season, ``Wicked.
Channel 13 in New York has produced not one, not two, but three nights of definitive history, beginning with the ground breaking work of "impresario extraordinaire," Florenz Ziegfeld
2) He also gives us Sime Silverman, the founder of Variety, and Florenz Ziegfeld
, the glorifier of the American girl, who started out exhibiting a strongman at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, and whose first leading lady wasn't American at all--she was Hannele Held, a traveling Yiddish singer from Warsaw whom he presented as Anna Held, a French star of the Folies Bergere.
Travis, who just turned 100 years old, sang and danced onstage at the New Amsterdam Theater, where she had performed more than 80 years before in a dazzling review created by one of the greatest showmen theater will ever know, Florenz Ziegfeld
His work catalogues a generation of forgotten shows and movies, beginning with Sally, a Florenz Ziegfeld
production for Broadway in 1920.
Many were managed by Florenz Ziegfeld
of the Ziegfeld Follies, known as "The Great Glorifier of the American Girl" for elevating the burlesque-house chorus girl to new heights as a glamorous showgirl.
Just as Kibler dislodges the fixed historical interpretations given to the "decline of vaudeville," so Mizejewski's Ziegfeld Girl demystifies the legendary status granted Florenz Ziegfeld
and his paternal creation of the Glorified American Girl.
One of the most successful producers of visually lavish entertainment was Florenz Ziegfeld
, who offered his first Ziegfeld Follies this year.
For eight years, they have been actively involved with the Ziegfeld Girls of Florida, a Boca Raton-based club that perpetuates the memory of legendary showman Florenz Ziegfeld
He then wrote songs for Florenz Ziegfeld
and for the Music Box Revue (1921 - 24), and later became famous for the scores of such musical comedies as As Thousands Cheer (1933), Annie Get Your Gun (1946), and Call Me Madam (1950).
Phoenix Theatre's Third Annual Follies' Gala will be produced in a way that even legendary 1920s showman Florenz Ziegfeld