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Gloomy Gus and the Petit Bourgeois

Cynthia Brideson and Sara Brideson

in Ziegfeld and His Follies: A Biography of Broadway's Greatest Producer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813160887
eISBN:
9780813165530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160887.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter begins with the relationship and “marriage” of Anna Held and Ziegfeld (the marriage was never formalized) and discusses how Ziegfeld turned Held into a national celebrity by planting a ... More


The Showman, the Strongman, and the Girl with the Eyes

Cynthia Brideson and Sara Brideson

in Ziegfeld and His Follies: A Biography of Broadway's Greatest Producer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813160887
eISBN:
9780813165530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160887.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The book begins with Ziegfeld’s upbringing in Chicago and the early influences in his life, including his father’s classical music college, burlesque music halls, and Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. ... More


The Past Becomes Ashes

Cynthia Brideson and Sara Brideson

in Ziegfeld and His Follies: A Biography of Broadway's Greatest Producer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813160887
eISBN:
9780813165530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160887.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses world events and developments in the theater that directly affect Ziegfeld’s life and work. The sinking of the Lusitania and America’s impending entrance into World War I lead ... More


Ziegfeld and the Millionaire 1908–1911

Michael G. Ankerich

in Mae Murray: The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136905
eISBN:
9780813141381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136905.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The chapter examines Mae Murray’s reluctance to associate herself with Florenz Ziegfeld, who gave her a break and furthered her career in musical comedy. The chapter examines her work in the Follies ... More


Epilogue: “You Can’t Ever Kill Magic”

Cynthia Brideson and Sara Brideson

in Ziegfeld and His Follies: A Biography of Broadway's Greatest Producer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813160887
eISBN:
9780813165530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160887.003.0025
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The epilogue reiterates the book’s primary argument that Ziegfeld was not the ruthless, womanizing, one-dimensional producer many historians have made him out to be. It reflects on his flaws but ... More


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