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16 Stunning Photos of 1920s Ziegfeld Girls

Ziegfeld Girl 1920s Ziegfeld Follies

Ziegfeld girls were the cheesecake pinups of the 1920s. Beautiful and talented they were the chorus girls of the spectacular Ziegfeld Follies which ran from 1907 to 1931. Many Ziegfeld girls went on to fame and fortune in the cinema and stars including Barabara Stanwyck (below), Louise Brooks and Joan Blondell all launched their careers from the boards of Ziegfeld’s theatres.

Above :Hazel Forbes who was Miss Long Island, Miss United States in the Paris International Beauty Pageant of 1926 (at age 16), Ziegfeld girl, actress, dancer and millionairess. Photo dates from between and

Ziegfeld Girl 1920s Ziegfeld Follies

Muriel Finlay, Ziegfeld girl, photographed by Alfred Cheney Johnston, ca. 1928

Ziegfeld Girl 1920s Ziegfeld Follies

Ziegfeld Follies girl Kathleen Ardelle from September 1921 Photoplay magazine

Ziegfeld Girl 1920s Ziegfeld Follies

Unidentified Ziegfeld Girl photographed by Alfred Cheney Johnston

Ziegfeld Girl 1920s Ziegfeld Follies

Actress Pauline Starke from October 1921 Photoplay magazine

Ziegfeld Girl 1920s Ziegfeld Follies

Actress Mae Murray from February 1920 Shadowland.

Ziegfeld Girl 1920s Ziegfeld Follies

The Fairbank Twins photographed in 1921

Ziegfeld Girl 1920s Ziegfeld Follies

Billy Dove photographed in the early 1920s by Alfred Cheney Johnston

Ziegfeld Girl 1920s Ziegfeld Follies

Future Hollywood star Barbara Stanwyck photographed mid-1920s

Ziegfeld Girl 1920s Ziegfeld Follies

Actress, singer, and dancer Ruby Keeler. Photograph by Alfred Cheney Johnston, ca. 1929.

Ziegfeld Girl 1920s Ziegfeld Follies

Kay English, Ziegfeld girl. Undated photograph by Alfred Cheney Johnston.

Ziegfeld Girl 1920s Ziegfeld Follies

Fanny Brice, Ziegfeld Follies photo, probably early 1920s

Ziegfeld Girl 1920s Ziegfeld Follies

Performer Emma Haig on page 33 of the January 1920 Shadowland.

Ziegfeld Girl 1920s Ziegfeld Follies

Caja Eric was a Ziegfeld girl only from July to November, 1931

Ziegfeld Girl 1920s Ziegfeld Follies

A photograph of Doris Eaton Travis (1904-2010) in about 1920, during the Ziegfeld Follies years

Ziegfeld Girl 1920s Ziegfeld Follies

Ziegfeld girl Drucilla Strain

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11 thoughts on “16 Stunning Photos of 1920s Ziegfeld Girls

  1. Vicky

    Ziegfeld dame 1907-1931 Helen Henderson is the unidentified girl above. Found the info from another pinner on Pinterest.

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  3. Robin DeMaio

    I am looking for my great aunt-a Ziegfeld girl-her name was Anita and she was an heiress to the Reynolds Tobacco fortune. Anyone who can help -please do!!

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  5. Brian Lambert

    Does anyone know the identity of the Follies Girl who appeared on the cover of Theatre Magazine in January, 1925, holding a Buddah in front of her? My wife is mesmerized by this image.

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  6. Bella

    I too am looking for my great aunt who was a Z girl – Harriet was her name. Would appreciate any help!

    Reply
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