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The Star Machine and the Queen of the Musical Short

Released on January 6, 2009 by Vintage Books, The Star Machine by Jeanine Basinger features a short passage on why Ruth Etting didn’t become as big a star in Hollywood as she was on radio and records, and on Broadway. … 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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Ruth Etting: America’s Forgotten Sweetheart


Kenneth Irwin and Charles O. Lloyd’s book on Ruth Etting has been published! Here’s the description on Amazon… “A comprehensive, full-length biography of Ruth Etting (1897-1978), this book details her rise to fame, her career as a Ziegfeld Girl and … Continue reading

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New book on Ruth Etting to be published this fall


I received an email yesterday from one of the authors of a new book on Ruth Etting, coming out this fall. Ruth Etting: America’s Forgotten Sweetheart, by Kenneth Irwin and Charles O. Lloyd will be published by Scarecrow Press and … Continue reading

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