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
Music by Walter Donaldson Lyrics by Gus Kahn This affair is killin’ me I can’t stand uncertainly Tell me now I’ve got to know Whether you want me to stay or to go Love me or leave me Or let … Continue reading
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
Words and Music by Caesar and Friend Amazon.com Widgets From the Broadway play, Whoopee! Recorded by Ruth Etting on October 2, 1928 in New York City for Columbia Records. Originally issued on Columbia 1595 D (Matrix W147092) Charted in the Top … Continue reading
Ruth Etting in a publicity still for the Broadway show, Whoopee! This image was shot by famed Ziegfeld photographer, Alfred Cheney Johnston.
Ruth Etting Adds Her Notes of Charm to Ziegfeld’s “Whoopee” Shot by famed photographer, Alfred Cheney Johnston, January 1929, to publicize Whoopee.