Tag Archives: Alfred Cheney Johnston

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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Ruth Etting as shot by Alfred Cheney Johnston, circa 1928

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Ruth Etting as shot by Alfred Cheney Johnston, circa 1928.

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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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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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Alfred Cheney Johnston image of Ruth Etting

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Ruth Etting as shot by famed photographer Alfred Cheney Johnston, circa 1928.

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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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Alfred Cheney Johnston

Alfred Cheney Johnston was the official photographer of the Zeigfeld Follies. His portraits of the Zeigfeld Girls are considered fine art today, and his original vintage 14×18 prints of Ruth Etting sell for hundreds of dollars. You can find his images … Continue reading

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The Great Glorifier by Eddie Cantor

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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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