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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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
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
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
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
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