Category Archives: Broadway

Notes from Joel Harris

Joel Harris is a fan of Miss Etting, and he sent me the following notes… Ten Cents A Dance As you probably know, this song was written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart in 1930 for the Florenz Ziegfeld musical … Continue reading

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Simple Simon

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After the success of Whoopee! with Eddie Cantor, Ruth Etting once again found herself in a hit show staring an avowed clown. According to musicalheaven.com, “This show was built around Ed Wynn, on the theory that three solid hours of The … Continue reading

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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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Broadway

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In 1927 Ruth Etting was ready to hit New York and she was an instant success. She appeared twice in the Ziegfeld Follies in 1927 and 1931. In between she starred with Eddie Cantor in Whoopee! and with Ed Wynn in Simple Simon. … Continue reading

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Ziegfeld Follies, 1927

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Ruth Etting made her way to New York in 1927, and found success on Broadway almost immediately. Her good friend Irving Berlin was writing the music for Florenz Ziegfeld‘s 1927 Follies, and he introduced her to the Broadway impresario. Eddie … Continue reading

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