The Ziegfeld Follies

Showman Florenz Ziegfeld, jr., perfected a revue format that called for pretty girls, comedians, musical performances and skits in a fast moving spectacle. His shows were known for lavish productions and costumes and made stars of perfomers such as Fanny Brice, Will Rogers, and Eddie Cantor.

Hill, J. Leubrie. At the Ball, That's All.
Performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1914; the composer was active in the early African-American musical theatre. Ziegfeld acquired the song for the Follies from the composer, after hearing it in in the "Darktown Follies" show My Friend from Kentucky.
New York: Jerome H. Remick @ Co., 1913.
Sheet Music Collection

Levi, Maurice. Linger Longer Lingerie. Words by Harry B. Smith
Performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1909, which was staged in the Jardin de Paris on the roof of the New York Theatre.
New York: Jerome H. Remick & Co., 1909.
Sheet Music Collection

Berlin, Irving. Mandy.
From the Ziegfeld Follies of 1919.
Cover illustration: Henry Clive.
New York: Irving Berlin, Inc., 1919.
Sheet Music Collection

The Ziegfeld tradition of pretty girls, outstanding songs,
elaborate productions, and stellar comic performers continued in the 1920s. Ziegfeld heard Mandy when it was performed in Berlin's soldier show Yip Yip Yaphank, andrequisitioned it for his Follies.

Hanley, James F. Second Hand Rose. Words by Grant Clarke
Sung by Miss Fanny Brice in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1921.
Cover illustration: Wohlman.
New York: Shapiro, Bernstein and Co., 1921.
Sheet Music Collection


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