Here's to the beautiful ladies, Here's to those wonderful girls,
Adele's and Molly's, Lucille's and Polly's.
You'll find them all at the Ziegfeld Follies."
Cyd Charisse in the 1945 Hollywood musical ~ Ziegfeld FolliesBonjour chéris! I just finished watching that amazing movie Ziegfeld Follies. I am still trying to catch my breath! The costumes, the dance routines, the stars...Oh my!
Dolores Costello ~ Ziegfeld Girl The Ziegfeld Follies were a series of elaborate theatrical
productions, inspired by the Folies Bergéres of Paris,
on Broadway in from 1907 through 1931.
The Follies were extremely lavish revues that included many of the days most popular performers. The Follies may have been most known for the beautiful girls that graced the stage.
Lilyan Tashman ~ Ziegfeld GirlThese girls were known for always being decked out in the most elaborate and beautiful costumes. The costumes were often made by designers such as Erté, Lady Duff Gordon, and Ben Ali Haggi. The next morning the talk of New York would always be the ensembles.
The glorious Louise Brooks
~ She was a featured dancer for the Follies in 1925
I love that the movie includes some actual numbers from the
original Follies shows on Broadway and showcases so many
of Hollywood's brightest stars of the time.
It is such an over the top spectacle that it just makes you feel like dancing!
Stay tuned for an incredible giveaway in the next few weeks and
a post about my first trip to an auction & the goodies I brought home. I can't wait!