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IMAGE | Ruth Etting in Hawaii

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Even celebrities go on vacation! Louie Despres blogs on a site called Give Me the Good Old Days and in January of 2009 he posted some snapshots of Hollywood stars and other celebrities in Hawaii, found in an old scrapbook … Continue reading

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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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IMAGE | With A Ukulele

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Vintage prints sometimes solve mysteries, and sometimes lead to new questions… I went on a bit of buying spree a while back, and over the course of a year or two bought a bunch of images of Ruth Etting on … Continue reading

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IMAGE | The Great Depression

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Most of my favorite images of Ruth Etting are from the mid-1920′s – I like the jazz baby, art deco feel of her earliest images – most of which were shot in Chicago. When she hit New York in 1927 … Continue reading

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IMAGE | The Lost Photo

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In the mid-1920′s Ruth Etting had a thing for pearls – see 1, 2, 3, 4 if you want proof! But perhaps the most iconic image of her, with pearls, is an image that seems to only exist today on … Continue reading

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Kellogg’s College Prom

Kellogg’s College Prom Ad. Pep on the Air with Ruth Etting and her melodies and Red Nichols and his rhythm.

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Marigold Gardens in Chicago, 1918

Ruth Etting as a chorus girl, in a costume she designed, at Marigold Gardens in Chicago, 1918. She was twenty-one-years-old.

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In California, 1927

Ruth Etting in California, in 1927.

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Vargas and the Ziegfeld Follies

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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

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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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