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Ziegfeld and His Follies
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Ziegfeld and His Follies: A Biography of Broadway's Greatest Producer

Cynthia Brideson and Sara Brideson

Abstract

Whatever audiences craved, whether it was gorgeous girls, catchy tunes, the latest dance craze, or zany humor, the Ziegfeld Follies gave it to them. The producer of the Follies, Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., apparently had a tin ear for music, yet his revues and his book musicals (Show Boat and Sally) introduced many of the greatest standards in the American songbook from the 1900s to the early 1930s. But who was Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., the mind behind the most celebrated revues and musicals of the twentieth century? Biographers, family members, and colleagues have written exhaustively about Ziegfeld—as ... More

Keywords: Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., Ziegfeld Follies, American songbook, Broadway revue

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780813160887
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813160887.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cynthia Brideson, author

Sara Brideson, author

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