Monthly Archives: November 2010

Vargas and the Ziegfeld Follies


Alberto Vargas was perhaps the most famous pin-up artist of all time. Born in 1896, he was only a little older than Ruth Etting, and came of age at the same time. His distinctive style is rooted in the art … Continue reading

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IMAGE | Ruth Etting, in 1926


One of my goals for this site is to showcase as many images of Ruth Etting as possible, and some of the best images of her ended on sheet music. This particular image was showcased on the cover of more … Continue reading

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Cataloging The Hit Songs


Ruth Etting had over 60 hit recordings between 1926 and 1937 – and I’ve added a new page to this site, detailing as many of those hit records as is possible, considering not all the charts from that era still … Continue reading

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VIDEO | Favorite Melodies, 1929

Favorite Melodies, 1929 In honor of Ruth Etting’s birthday today, how about a great little short film, by Parmount Pictures, featuring her singing two songs…  My Mother’s Eyes by Abel Baer and L.Wolfe Gilbert, and That’s Him Now by Milton Ager and … Continue reading

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Love Me or Leave Me on TCM this week!

Love Me or Leave Me, the 1955 movie starring Doris Day and James Cagney will air on TCM (Turner Classic Movies) at 4:30AM on Saturday, November 27th – Thanksgiving weekend. So if you have a DVR, set it now! Love … Continue reading

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The Great Glorifier by Eddie Cantor


In 1934, shortly after Florenz Ziegfeld‘s death, Eddie Cantor cowrote a book about the producer – one of a series of books by Cantor and his co-writer, David Freeman. Ziegfeld, The Great Glorifier By Eddie Cantor and David Freeman. Alfred … Continue reading

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Rod Stewart sings “Love Me or Leave Me”

On October 19, 2010, Rod Stewart released his latest CD on J Records, Fly Me To The Moon…The Great American Songbook Volume V, which contains his version of Love Me or Leave Me. And it’s getting good reviews! Rod Stewart … Continue reading

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Woody Allen on “Love Me of Leave Me”

In 2005 Liz Smith interviewed Woody Allen, and got the following quote on the 1955 film, Love Me or Leave Me, starring Doris Day as Ruth Etting…. Allen warms up over time Buffalo News, Dec 21, 2005 | by Liz … Continue reading

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Two New Ruth Etting Albums Released This Fall


Lots of news this fall! Two new collections of Ruth Etting music were released just a little over a month apart – one on Amazon and the other on iTunes. On October 3, 2010, Ideal Music released Smoke Gets In Your Eyes … Continue reading

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VIDEO | Love Me Or Leave Me

tnwhoopee This is my absolute favorite Ruth Etting song – and I’m not the only one who loves it – since it was uploaded to Youtube on July 20, 2008, it’s been viewed 64,466 times. Written by Walter Donaldson and … Continue reading

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