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Ruth Etting as a Brinkley Girl!

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

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Shaking the Blues Away

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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

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Shine On Harvest Moon

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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

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You Made Me Love You

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

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I’m Good For Nothing But Love

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

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IMAGE | Stars of the Ziegfeld Follies of 1931

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Jack Pearl, Ruth Etting, Helen Morgan and Harry Richmond. The Stars of the Ziegfeld Follies of 1931.

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It All Belongs To Me

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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

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Telegrams

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.

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Ziegfeld Follies, 1931

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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

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To Byron with Lots of Love

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“To Byron with lots of love from cousin Ruth Etting, Ziegfeld Follies of 1927″ Byron Spelts was one of Ruth Etting’s cousins, and my grandfather. He was born in and grew up in San Diego, and she lived in California … Continue reading

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