Early Technicolor: Ziegfield's Glorifying the American Girl 1929

Just. Completely. Incredible. Daphne Guinness would be proud. Read more here.


  1. Yeah, wow. That is incredible. I love the first woman in the nude costume at the top of the stairsteps. The butterfly women are awesome.

    And the ballerina at the end of the segment is a really lovely mix of 1920s sportiness and lithe, balletic gracefulness.

  2. Karena says:

    I love these extravaganzas. Not being a Vegas Girl, that said a former beau took me to the Trump Hotel there. We went out to see the featured show, and I was blown away by the dancers, showgirls and performance! Amazing!


    Art by Karena

  3. I did an entire project of the Ziegfeld Follies for my American Theatre class last year, they are so incredible! It is beautiful to watch and these shows were instrumental in the theatre world making the entertainment shows what they are today! I just happened upon your blog today and I think it is fabulous, so many wonderful and insightful things! I hope you have a fantastic rest of the week!!
    Twirling Clare