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Ziegfeld : the man who invented show business

Author: Ethan Mordden
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An account of the life and legacy of the creator of the Follies covers such topics as his vision of the Ziegfeld Girl, development of landmark productions including "Showboat," and role in the careers of numerous stars, from Marilyn Miller and Will Rogers to Eddie Cantor and Fanny Brice.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Flo Ziegfeld; Florenz Ziegfeld; Flo Ziegfeld; Flo Ziegfeld; Florenz Ziegfeld
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ethan Mordden
ISBN: 9780312375430 0312375433
OCLC Number: 223882779
Description: 335 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Ziegfeld's Chicago --
The big blond boy --
The exotique --
Étoile de Paris --
The war of the managers --
Ziegfeld's revue --
The wonderful tart --
The wife --
The golden age of the Follies --
The century shows and the Ziegfeld girl --
The dazzler --
Known throughout the land --
Ziegfeld's masterpiece --
Daddy has a sweetheart and mother is her name --
Any girl who changes or twists her hat will be fired --
Impresario extraordinaire --
Ziegfeld's Broadway --
The passing of Ziegfeld --
Ziegfeld's legacy.
Responsibility: Ethan Mordden.
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When Florenz Ziegfeld started in theatre, it was flea circus and sideshow rolled into one. From the muscle man Sandow, to the songbird Anna Held, Ziegfeld learned that a big star filled seats. He  Read more...

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"[Ethan Mordden possesses] the kind of long view and deep investigation that almost no writer has previously brought to bear on the [history of the Broadway stage]."--Jesse Greene, The New York Read more...

 
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