Florenz Ziegfeld 101

Compiled by John Kenrick

(Copyright 2002-2003)

Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.More than seven decades after his death, the name of Florenz Ziegfeld still embodies Broadway at its most glamorous. It would be fair to suggest his name is better known than that of any living stage or screen producer.

There is almost no one left alive who actually saw any of Ziegfeld's stage productions. Even so, his Follies remain legendary, and his Show Boat is still one of the most beloved musicals of all time. With his gift for publicity and his devotion to "glorifying the American Girl," he royally earned his reputation as one of the greatest showmen the theater will ever know.

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