Par Dona Rodrigue le 10 Avril 2016 à 00:34
Florenz Ziegfeld posing with the Follies Girls at a rehearsal in 1931.
The Albertina Rasch Dancers in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1931
In 1931 Ruth Etting appeared in the very last Follies, which opened at the Ziegfeld Theater on July 1, 1931, and ran through November 21 before heading out on tour, for a total of 164 performances on Broadway.
Ruth Etting revived a song Nora Bayes made famous in The Follies of 1918, Shine On, Harvest Moon. It became one of her biggest hits, and is so closely associated with Ruth Etting, that her recording is considered the definitive version of this standard.
In fact, she ended up recording the song again for the film, California Weather in 1933.
Ziegfeld Follies, 1931
Ziegfeld Follies, 1931
Ziegfeld Theater, 6th Avenue at 54th Street, New York, NY.
Opened July 1, 1931, ran for 164 performances
Produced by Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.
Directed by Edward C. Lilley
Musical Director: Oscar Bradley
Music orchestrated by Maurice De Packh, Will Vodery, Howard Jackson and Joe Jordan
Staged by Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. and Gene Buck
Dialogue staged by Edward Clarke Lilley
Dances staged by Bobby Connolly and Albertina Rasch
Scenic Design by Joseph Urban
Costume Design by John Harkrider
Albertina Rasch Dancers
Anne Lee Patterson
Buck & Bubbles
Hal Le Roy
John Daly Murphy
John W. Bubbles
Mary Alice Rice
Milton Le Roy
The Collette Sisters
Par Dona Rodrigue le 19 Mars 2016 à 22:23
Ziegfeld Folies"Fred Astaire: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 Follies
Bonjour 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 theatricalproductions, inspired by the Folies Bergéres of Paris,on Broadway in from 1907 through 1931.
Ziegfeld GirlThe 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.
These 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 1925I love that the movie includes some actual numbers from theoriginal Follies shows on Broadway and showcases so manyof 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 anda post about my first trip to an auction & the goodies I brought home. I can't wait!
Par Dona Rodrigue le 19 Mars 2016 à 22:12
Ziegfeld Follies Girls (1907 - 1931)
Inspired by the Parisian Folies Bergère, Florenz Ziegfeld and his wife Anna Held, founded the Ziegfeld Follies in New York, in 1907.
The Follies produced lavish revues mingling the aesthetic of top Broadway shows and vaudeville variety. The productions featured beautiful chorus girls, the Ziegfeld Girls, who sang and dance, adorned in Erté or Lucile costumes.
The Girls who revealed some of the high Hollywood figures of the time such as Marion Davies, Paulette Goddard or Barbara Stanwyck were the objects of popular adoration. When the Follies ended, it became a radio program and rapidly the subject of crowd-pleasing films such The Great Ziegfeld with Myrna Loy, in 1936,Ziegfeld Girl, in 1941, starring Lana Turner and Judy Garland and Ziegfeld Follies, in 1946 featuring Fred Astaire.
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