Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Ziegfeld and His FolliesA Biography of Broadway's Greatest Producer$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Cynthia Brideson and Sara Brideson

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780813160887

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813160887.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM KENTUCKY SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.kentucky.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The University Press of Kentucky, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in KSO for personal use.date: 30 June 2022

Taming an Incorrigible Bounder

Taming an Incorrigible Bounder

Chapter:
(p.139) 7 Taming an Incorrigible Bounder
Source:
Ziegfeld and His Follies
Author(s):

Cynthia Brideson

Sara Brideson

Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813160887.003.0007

This chapter covers Ziegfeld’s courtship of Burke and her initially ambivalent feelings about him. Their relationship brings out the showman in Ziegfeld, as he tries to prove his devotion through grand gestures. Burke and Ziegfeld share an inclination to overspend, and Burke buys her own estate, Burkeley Crest. Correspondence between Burke and Ziegfeld reveals a vulnerable and desperate side that Ziegfeld rarely showed to women. Ziegfeld and Burke ultimately elope, and the chapter details their first months together. Burke, who is more domestic than Ziegfeld, hopes to make Burkeley Crest their primary residence rather than Ziegfeld’s New York hotel suite. Most of their early days as a married couple are spent apart, due to their respective careers. Burke accepts roles in films, while Ziegfeld remains entrenched in the Follies. Ziegfeld is not done with his philandering ways, however, despite his love for Burke.

Keywords:   Billie Burke, Burkeley Crest, Charles Frohman

Kentucky Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .