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
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Inspires me to allow myself to feel feminine and strong.
Thanks for commenting Amanda, the photos are so beautiful aren’t they?
Ziegfeld dame 1907-1931 Helen Henderson is the unidentified girl above. Found the info from another pinner on Pinterest.
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The photos of the Ziegfeld girls are always so fascianating. They are elegant and mysterious.
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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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.
I too am looking for my great aunt who was a Z girl – Harriet was her name. Would appreciate any help!
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Looking for a silent movie actress named Grace Sullivan maybe late 18oo or early 1900 s
I knew Ms, Doris Eaton travis, she was an amazing women!
The photos are works of art. I really enjoy the entire history of the Follies and all the people who made it such a success.
I have been researching my husband’s great aunt Evelyn Yvonne Hughes who was a Follies girl in the 1920’s and went on to make several silent movies starring Rudolph Valentino and Gloria Swanson.
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Has anyone ever discovered the identity of the Z. Follies girl on the cover of Theatre Magazine holding a small Buddha statue? It’s a classic photo, but nobody seems to know her name.
My great aunt Eugenia Siegel Lyons was a ziegfeld follies girl i believe before she married eugene lyons american author and writer in russia and for the readers digest as an associate edito .
My great aunt, Josefina Pasarell Tossas, was a Ziegfeld dancer in the 20’s – would love to find out more about her during this time – possibly a photo – anything/every bit of info would be so v. appreciated!