Ziegfeld, Flo, 1869-1932

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American theatrical producer.

From the description of Florenz Ziegfeld Collection, 1893-1979 (bulk 1910-1930). (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 79415204

Florenz Ziegfeld was born in Chicago in 1867. He was sent to Europe to recruit talent for his father's show at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago, but returned instead with a circus strongman named Eugene Shadow who became the surprise hit of the season. Over the next 14 years he promoted many theatrical sucesses and in 1907 got his big break producing the Follies of 1907, a musical revue which became known for its chorus line of dancing "Ziegfeld Girls". His success continued throughout the late 1920s until the rise of the motion picture sent theatre-goers to the silver screen. He died in 1932 leaving his widow, Billie Burke, in a financial crisis forcing her to sell the rights to the Ziegfeld Follies name.

From the description of Belknap Collection, Popular Performers 1907- : Florenz Ziegfeld. 1907-1958. (University of Florida). WorldCat record id: 60379991

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referencedIn Baral, Robert. Robert Baral papers, 1876-1980. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Robert Baral papers, 1876-1980 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn John Harkrider and Associates. John Harkrider and Associates costume designs, [ca. 1920-1932]. Georgia Newspaper Project
creatorOf Ziegfeld, Flo, 1869-1932. Florenz Ziegfeld Collection, 1893-1979 (bulk 1910-1930). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Ziegfeld follies [1957] / music, lyrics, and sketches by various contributors, 1957. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Hoctor, Harriet. Harriet Hoctor collection, 1917-1972 (bulk 1923-1937). Library of Congress
creatorOf Ziegfeld, Flo, 1869-1932. Autograph, 1904. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Ziegfeld Productions. Programs, unbound and arranged by years. Chicago History Museum
creatorOf Dillingham, Charles B., 1868-1934. Charles B. Dillingham Papers, 1903-1931, bulk (1910-1927). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Flo Ziegfeld-Billie Burke papers, 1907-1984 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Duke, Vernon, 1903-1969. Ziegfeld Follies of 1936 / music by Vernon Duke ; lyrics by Ira Gershwin ; sketches by David Freedman & Ira Gershwin ; adapted by Mark Waldrop, 1999. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Styne, Jule, 1905-1994. Funny girl / music by Jule Styne ; lyrics by Bob Merrill ; book by Isobel Lennart , based on her original story, 2001. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Crawford, F. Marion (Francis Marion), 1854-1909. F. Marion (Francis Marion) Crawford papers, 1864-1967 (inclusive), 1883-1908 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Burke, Billie, 1885-1970. Flo Ziegfeld-Billie Burke papers, 1907-1984. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Ziegfeld, Flo, 1869-1932. Belknap Collection, Popular Performers 1907- : Florenz Ziegfeld. 1907-1958. University of Florida
referencedIn Anna Held Museum papers, 1897-1987 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Swanson, Gloria. Papers. Series I. Correspondence, 1907-1983. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Otto Harbach Papers, 1870-1990, 1895-1963 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Fiske, Minnie Maddern, 1865-1932. Minnie Maddern Fiske and Harrison Grey Fiske papers, 1818-1955 (bulk 1884-1932). Library of Congress
referencedIn Harriet Hoctor Collection, 1917-1972, (bulk 1923-1937) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Kauser, Alice, ca. 1872-1945. Papers of Alice Kauser, ca. 1895-1940 (inclusive). Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Held, Anna, 1877?-1918. Anna Held Museum Papers, 1897-1987. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Minnie Maddern Fiske and Harrison Grey Fiske Papers, 1818-1955, (bulk 1884-1932) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn La Rue, Grace, 1882-1956. Dear me : autobiography : ADS, ca. 1950. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Charles B. Dillingham papers, 1903-1931, 1910-1927 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Laird, Mignon, 1904-1984. Papers, 1888-1982. Museum of the Great Plains
referencedIn F. Marion (Francis Marion) Crawford papers, 1864-1967 (inclusive), 1883-1908 (bulk). Houghton Library.
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associatedWith Brown, Lew. person
associatedWith Buck, Gene. person
associatedWith Burke, Billie, 1885-1970. person
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associatedWith Darby, Myrna. person
associatedWith De Barron, person
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correspondedWith Fiske, Harrison Grey, 1861-1942 person
correspondedWith Fiske, Minnie Maddern, 1865-1932. person
associatedWith Friml, Rudolf, 1879-1972. person
associatedWith Furth, Seymour, 1877?-1932. person
associatedWith George A. Smathers Libraries. Dept. of Special and Area Studies Collections. corporateBody
associatedWith Glad, Gladys. person
associatedWith Goddard, Paulette. person
associatedWith Hall, photographer. person
associatedWith Hanley, James F. (James Frederick), 1892-1942. person
associatedWith Harbach, Otto, 1873-1963 person
associatedWith Held, Anna, 1877? -1918 person
associatedWith Held, Anna, 1877?-1918. person
associatedWith Herbert, Victor, 1859-1924. person
associatedWith Hill, J. Leubrie (John Leubrie), d. 1916. person
associatedWith Hirsch, Louis A. (Louis Achille), 1881-1924. person
associatedWith Hobart, George V. (George Vere), 1867-1926. person
correspondedWith Hoctor, Harriet. person
associatedWith Hubbell, Raymond, 1879-1954. person
associatedWith Janis, Elsie, 1889-1956 person
associatedWith Jardin de Paris. corporateBody
associatedWith John Harkrider and Associates. corporateBody
associatedWith Johnston, Alfred Cheney, 1885-1971, person
associatedWith Johnstone, Justine. person
associatedWith Joyce, Peggy Hopkins, 1893-1957. person
associatedWith Kauser, Alice, ca. 1872-1945. person
associatedWith Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945. person
associatedWith King, Allyn. person
associatedWith Laird, Mignon, 1904-1984. person
associatedWith La Rue, Grace, 1882-1956. person
associatedWith Levi, Maurice. person
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associatedWith Newberry, Barbara. person
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associatedWith Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979. person
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associatedWith Schwartz, Ira D., person
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associatedWith Smith, Harry B. (Harry Bache), 1860-1936. person
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associatedWith Styne, Jule, 1905-1994. person
associatedWith Swanson, Gloria. person
associatedWith Tashman, Lilyan, 1899-1934. person
associatedWith Topol, 1935- person
associatedWith Von Tilzer, Albert. person
associatedWith White Studio, corporateBody
associatedWith Ziegfeld Productions. corporateBody
associatedWith Ziegfeld Theatre. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
New York
Subject
Dancers
Theater
Theatrical producers and directors
Variety shows (Theater)
Revues
Showgirls
Musicals
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Birth 1869-03-21

Death 1932-07-22

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