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IMAGE | Whoopee Promotional Photos

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When Kenneth Irwin and Charles O. Lloyd’s new book, Ruth Etting: America’s Forgotten Sweetheart, was released late last year, I was particularly excited about the image on the front. I didn’t think I’d ever seen it before, and yet, it … Continue reading

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Publicity Still from Whoopee!

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Ruth Etting in a publicity still for the Broadway show, Whoopee! This image was shot by famed Ziegfeld photographer, Alfred Cheney Johnston.

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Whoopee!

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In 1928 Florenz Ziegfeld and Eddie Cantor teamed up to produce the Broadway musical, Whoopee. The show was based on The Nervous Wreck by Owen Davis, with a book by William Anthony McGuire, music by Walter Donaldson, and lyrics by Gus … Continue reading

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Love a mystery…

If you read the previous posts, it will become clear that I love a good mystery… When it comes to old photos that is! And it’s a good thing, because with vintage photos, all too often no one at the … Continue reading

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Love Me or Leave Me

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Music by Walter Donaldson Lyrics by Gus Kahn This affair is killin’ me I can’t stand uncertainly Tell me now I’ve got to know Whether you want me to stay or to go Love me or leave me Or let … Continue reading

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My Blackbirds are Bluebirds Now

Words and Music by Caesar and Friend Amazon.com Widgets From the Broadway play, Whoopee! Recorded by Ruth Etting on October 2, 1928 in New York City for Columbia Records. Originally issued on Columbia 1595 D (Matrix W147092) Charted in the Top … Continue reading

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I’m Bringing a Red Red Rose

Music by Walter Donaldson Lyrics by Gus Kahn Amazon.com Widgets From the Broadway play, Whoopee! Recorded for Columbia Records on December 17, 1928, in New York City. Originally issued on Columbia 1680 D (Matrix 147710). Charted in the Top 100 … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Ruth Etting Web Site

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Rising to fame in the twenties and early thirties, Ruth Etting was renowned for her great beauty, her gorgeous voice and her tragic life. She starred on Broadway, made movies in Hollywood, married a mobster, had numerous hit-records, fell in … Continue reading

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Alfred Cheney Johnston photo of Ruth Etting

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Ruth Etting as shot by famed photographer Alfred Cheney Johnston, January 1929. Shot to publicize Whoopee.

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Ruth Etting by Alfred Cheney Johnston

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Ruth Etting Adds Her Notes of Charm to Ziegfeld’s “Whoopee” Shot by famed photographer, Alfred Cheney Johnston, January 1929, to publicize Whoopee.

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