Rising to fame in the twenties and early thirties, Ruth Etting was renowned for her great beauty, her gorgeous voice and her tragic life. She starred on Broadway, made movies in Hollywood, married a mobster, had numerous hit-records, fell in love and was known as America's Sweetheart of Song.
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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
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
Ruth Etting as shot by Alfred Cheney Johnston, circa 1928.
Ruth Etting as shot by famed photographer Alfred Cheney Johnston, January 1929. Shot to publicize Whoopee.
Ruth Etting in a publicity still for the Broadway show, Whoopee! This image was shot by famed Ziegfeld photographer, Alfred Cheney Johnston.
Ruth Etting as shot by famed photographer Alfred Cheney Johnston, circa 1928.
Ruth Etting Adds Her Notes of Charm to Ziegfeld’s “Whoopee” Shot by famed photographer, Alfred Cheney Johnston, January 1929, to publicize Whoopee.
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