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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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Ruth Etting as a Brinkley Girl!

Isn’t this drawing fun?! It’s by a very famous illustrator, Nell Brinkley, and shows the cast of the 1931 Ziegfeld Follies, including Ruth Etting. Ruth is dressed as a cigarette girl – one of her songs in that show was … Continue reading

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Program from the Pre-Broadway run of Nine Fifteen Review

January 27th, 1930 playbill from the Pre-Broadway tryout of RUTH SELWYN’s musical revue “NINE FIFTEEN REVUE” at the Shubert Wilbur Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts. With musical staging by the legendary BUSBY BERKELY and boasting a score written by RODGERS & … Continue reading

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Nine Fifteen Review, 1930

Ruth Selwyn’s musical opened it’s pre-Broadway run in New Haven’s Shubert Theatre on January 21, 1930 and closed on January 25, 1930. Two days later, on January 27th, 1930 it opened at the Shubert Wilbur Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts, and … Continue reading

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Irving Berlin

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Ruth Etting worked with some of the finest composers and lyricists of the era, including the gifted Irving Berlin – and in fact, they became great friends, and worked together often. In 1927 Berlin personally recommended Ruth to Florenz Ziegfeld, … Continue reading

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IMAGE | Stars of the Ziegfeld Follies of 1931

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Jack Pearl, Ruth Etting, Helen Morgan and Harry Richmond. The Stars of the Ziegfeld Follies of 1931.

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Florenz Ziegfeld

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Theatrical producer Florenz Ziegfeld introduced something new and exciting to the American musical stage in 1907. Featuring beautiful chorus girls and dazzling sets, his Follies of 1907, an extravagant musical revue, started an annual tradition that would last for 24 … Continue reading

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Telegrams

Telegrams received by Ruth Etting on Opening Night of the Ziegfeld Follies of 1927, at the New Amsterdam Theater, from Marie Louise Munn, Harry Richman, Helen Morgan, Fred and Adele Astaire, Blossom and Benny, and Ethel Borden.

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Eddie Cantor

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In 1927, Ruth Etting debuted on Broadway in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1927, starring Eddie Cantor. They worked together again the very next year on Broadway, in the musical comedy, Whoopee! and in 1933, in the film, Roman Scandals. Mr. … Continue reading

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Ziegfeld Follies, 1931

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In 1931 Ruth Etting appeared in the very last Follies, which opened at the Ziegfeld Theater on July 1, 1931, and ran through November 21 before heading out on tour, for a total of 164 performances on Broadway. Ruth Etting … Continue reading

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