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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Isn’t this drawing fun?! It’s by a very famous illustrator, Nell Brinkley, and shows the cast of the 1931 Ziegfeld Follies, including Ruth Etting. Ruth is dressed as a cigarette girl – one of her songs in that show was … Continue reading
Words and music by Irving Berlin (1927) There’s an old superstition ‘way down south Ev’ry darkie believes that trouble won’t stay If you shake it away When they hold a revival way down south Ev’ry darkie with care and trouble … Continue reading
Music by Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth, and Lyrics by Jack Norworth (1918) Shine on, shine on harvest moon up in the sky I ain’t had no lovin’ since January, February, June, or July Snow time ain’t no time to … Continue reading
Music by James V. Monaco and Words by Joseph McCarthy, 1913 Ruth Etting sang it in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1931 You made me love you I didn’t wanna do it I didn’t wanna do it You made me want … Continue reading
Words and music by Etting, Schwartz, and Ward (1931) Life holds nothing good for me Nothing good in store for me It’s been revealed My fate is sealed All my life I’ll be just a plaything No matter how hard … Continue reading
Jack Pearl, Ruth Etting, Helen Morgan and Harry Richmond. The Stars of the Ziegfeld Follies of 1931.
Words and music by Irving Berlin, 1927 Take a look at the flower in my buttonhole Take a look, say, and ask me why it’s there Can’t you see that I’m all dressed up to take a stroll? Can’t you … Continue reading
Telegrams received by Ruth Etting on Opening Night of the Ziegfeld Follies of 1927, at the New Amsterdam Theater, from Marie Louise Munn, Harry Richman, Helen Morgan, Fred and Adele Astaire, Blossom and Benny, and Ethel Borden.
In 1931 Ruth Etting appeared in the very last Follies, which opened at the Ziegfeld Theater on July 1, 1931, and ran through November 21 before heading out on tour, for a total of 164 performances on Broadway. Ruth Etting … Continue reading