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His Shows Must Go On

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/9780813160887.003.0023
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explains how Ziegfeld became an icon for generations to come through the lavish biopic The Great Ziegfeld (1936). Burke is an adviser on the set of the film and is now working at MGM. ... More


As New, Bright, and Welcome as the Morning Sun: The Birth of a Legend and the Demise of a Genre

Jonas Westover

in The Shuberts and Their Passing Shows: The Untold Tale of Ziegfeld's Rivals

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190219239
eISBN:
9780190219260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190219239.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

The final chapter of the book deals with the Shuberts’ actions after the death of Ziegfeld. Of particular interest is the relationship between Ziegfeld’s widow, Billie Burke, and her arrangement with ... More


1936

Anthony Slide

in "It's the Pictures That Got Small": Charles Brackett on Billy Wilder and Hollywood's Golden Age

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167086
eISBN:
9780231538220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167086.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In these diary entries written between January and December 1936, Hollywood screenwriter Charles Brackett lists his activities: taking the train to New York, where he stayed at the University Club; ... More


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