"Girls Zigfeld": the most sexy actress of Broadway 1920-iesPictolic
For modern connoisseurs of female beauty black and white photography of the early twentieth century produced an ambiguous impression: the girl makeup is too dramatic, face too pale, theatrical poses. Another thing — "girls Zigfeld": the beauty of the 1920-ies could compete with modern supermodels, and at the beginning of the last century, they served as the present standard of sex appeal.
"Madness Zigfeld" (eng. The Ziegfeld Follies) is a series of theatrical productions on Broadway in new York, which were staged from 1907 to 1931. From 1932 to 1936 was also broadcast under the title "the Madness Zigfeld in the air".
1. Florenz Ziegfeld (Ziegfeld Florenz) is a legendary American entrepreneur, a Broadway impresario, talented Director of series of theatrical show "Ziegfeld Follies" (1907-1931).
The son of a German immigrant and owner of a night club, Flo, at the dawn of the twentieth century went to Europe to find new talented girls, and I met there my first beauty, the usual cafe singer named Anna. He was fascinated by it, and soon they were married. He wanted to return to the US and make her a star, but Anna was not only beautiful but also very intelligent woman. She showed the wife of the famous French variety show, and asked him to create something like this in America.
The result is a "Madness Zigfeld", which was very colourful revues, something between later Broadway shows and a more complex musical comedies and vaudeville of the highest class. Many famous artists of the era appeared in these productions.
For many of the artists participating in the show, has the nickname "girls Zigfeld". They all appeared before the public in a gorgeous lush costumes, which was modeled the famous couturier of the time.
Ziegfeld himself held auditions, selecting to your corps de ballet of the sexiest and plastic beauties.
For the first time in 1907 wife Zigfeld Anna put on the stage 50 beauties, and show on the same day became a legend. "Girls Zigfeld" brought a new standard of beauty.
"New York times" wrote:
Ziegfeld was also a master of publicity stunts. Many of his Actresses become movie stars and scenes. He once told the press that lady Anne daily takes a bath with milk and he returns the milk back if it's turned. The milkman sued him in court for libel, but the public has swallowed the bait. Anna held became a star of the first magnitude, her photo appeared in the Newspapers every day.
The showman was a meticulous perfectionist in the business and a true professional, however, he was known as a famous spendthrift, and a womanizer. Lee Davis in his book, "Scandals and whims" wrote that Ziegfeld felt "the need for all his adult life to sleep with the best beauties who worked for him".
Anne eventually divorced him after Flo's madly in love with Lillian Lorraine. In response to the divorce, Flo bought a two-story apartment directly above the apartment of his former Muse and lived there with a new favorite. For several years he spent with Lillian all the free time, but the wedding never took place. Instead, in 1914, he married another beauty, actress Billie Burke.
All the "girls Zigfield" was immortalized in the portraits of Alfred Cheney Johnston, a new York photographer. Most of the photos until recently not been published.
During the great depression Ziegfeld has lost his audience and went bankrupt. The name of the show after his death has been repeatedly used by other impresarios, but none of them managed to return to its former glory.