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(…)
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Fanny Brice – c. 1915-1925 – Ziegfeld girl photographed by Alfred Cheney Johnston.
Marion Davies, Ziegfeld girl, Hollywood actress, self-described “silly, giggly idiot” and mistress to William Randolph Hearst, half length, seated, facing left; in Yolanda. Photograph by Alfred Cheney Johnston, 1924.
Ziegfeld Girls: The gorgeous Fairbank Twins photographed by Alfred Cheney Johnston, 1922
Ziegfeld Follies girl draped in velvet and long stings of pearls photographed by Alfred Cheney Johnston, 1920s. Isn’t she lovely?
Actress, singer, and dancer Ruby Keeler was born Ethel Hilda Keeler in Canada, 1910. She became a Ziegfeld Follies girl after receiving a note from Flo Ziegfeld, who sent her bunch of roses and a charming note asking “May I make you a star?”.
Before she got into movies, Barbara Stanwyck spent a couple of years working as a Ziegfeld Follies showgirl. This photo looks like it is from this period, which would be 1922 and 1923. I wonder whether it’s by Alfred Cheney Johnston who was the main photographer for the Ziegfeld girls throughout the 1920s. Source and(…)
Pin up photo of Ziegfeld Follies girl, Lee Worthing, taken by Alfred Cheney Johnston in 1920. Source and copyright:This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published (or registered with the U.S. Copyright Office) before January 1, 1923. Edited with BlogPad Pro
Portrait of Ziegfeld Follies girl Caja Eric wearing a low cut dress with long pearl drop necklace, 1920s Source and copyright: This work is in the public domain in that it was published in the United States between 1923 and 1977 and without a copyright notice
A strking portrait of 1920s Ziegfeld Follies girl, Drucilla Strain. Source and copyright: This work is in the public domain in that it was published in the United States between 1923 and 1977 and without a copyright notice.
Ziegfeld Follies girl Drucilla Strain photographed by Alfred Cheney Johnston Source and copyright: This media file is in the public domain in the United States. This applies to U.S. works where the copyright has expired, often because its first publication occurred prior to January 1, 1923.
Photo of Mary Pickford kneeling in front of a full length mirror. Photo by Alfred Cheney Johnston.