Tag Archives: Eddie Cantor

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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Roman Scandals


In his book book Ginger, Loretta and Irene Who? (1976), George Eells calls Ruth Etting, The Box-Office Bait. Samuel Goldwyn used her enormous popularity at the time to entice people to see the movie Roman Scandals and gave her only a very … Continue reading

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Eddie Cantor


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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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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Ziegfeld Follies, 1927


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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The Great Glorifier by Eddie Cantor


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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