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Ziegfeld and His Follies

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The name Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. (1867—1932) is synonymous with the decadent revues that the legendary impresario produced at the turn of the twentieth century. These extravagant performances were filled with catchy tunes, high-kicking chorus girls, striking costumes, and talented stars such as Eddie Cantor, Fanny Brice, Marilyn Miller, W. C. Fields, and Will Rogers. After the success of his Follies, Ziegfeld revolutionized theater performance with the musical Show Boat (1927) and continued making Broadway hits — including Sally (1920), Rio Rita (1927), and The Three Musketeers (1928) — several of which were adapted for the silver screen.

In this definitive biography, authors Cynthia Brideson and Sara Brideson offer a comprehensive look at both the life and legacy of the famous producer. Drawing on a wide range of sources — including Ziegfield's previously unpublished letters to his second wife, Billie Burke (who later played Glinda the Good Witch in The Wizard of Oz), and to his daughter Patricia — the Bridesons shed new light on this enigmatic man. They provide a lively and well-rounded account of Ziegfeld as a father, a husband, a son, a friend, a lover, and an alternately ruthless and benevolent employer. Lavishly illustrated with over seventy-five images, this meticulously researched book presents an intimate and in-depth portrait of a figure who profoundly changed American entertainment.


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Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky

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  • Release date: June 12, 2015

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  • ISBN: 9780813160894
  • File size: 7273 KB
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  • ISBN: 9780813160894
  • File size: 7273 KB
  • Release date: June 12, 2015

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  • ISBN: 9780813160894
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  • Release date: June 12, 2015

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  • ISBN: 9780813160900
  • File size: 30119 KB
  • Release date: June 5, 2015

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  • ISBN: 9780813160900
  • File size: 30118 KB
  • Release date: June 5, 2015


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The name Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. (1867—1932) is synonymous with the decadent revues that the legendary impresario produced at the turn of the twentieth century. These extravagant performances were filled with catchy tunes, high-kicking chorus girls, striking costumes, and talented stars such as Eddie Cantor, Fanny Brice, Marilyn Miller, W. C. Fields, and Will Rogers. After the success of his Follies, Ziegfeld revolutionized theater performance with the musical Show Boat (1927) and continued making Broadway hits — including Sally (1920), Rio Rita (1927), and The Three Musketeers (1928) — several of which were adapted for the silver screen.

In this definitive biography, authors Cynthia Brideson and Sara Brideson offer a comprehensive look at both the life and legacy of the famous producer. Drawing on a wide range of sources — including Ziegfield's previously unpublished letters to his second wife, Billie Burke (who later played Glinda the Good Witch in The Wizard of Oz), and to his daughter Patricia — the Bridesons shed new light on this enigmatic man. They provide a lively and well-rounded account of Ziegfeld as a father, a husband, a son, a friend, a lover, and an alternately ruthless and benevolent employer. Lavishly illustrated with over seventy-five images, this meticulously researched book presents an intimate and in-depth portrait of a figure who profoundly changed American entertainment.


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    Publisher:
    The University Press of Kentucky

    Kindle Book
    Release date: June 12, 2015

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9780813160894
    File size: 7273 KB
    Release date: June 12, 2015

    EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9780813160894
    File size: 7273 KB
    Release date: June 12, 2015

    Open EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9780813160894
    File size: 7277 KB
    Release date: June 12, 2015

    PDF ebook
    ISBN: 9780813160900
    File size: 30119 KB
    Release date: June 5, 2015

    Open PDF ebook
    ISBN: 9780813160900
    File size: 30118 KB
    Release date: June 5, 2015

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