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From 1907 to 1931 Florenz Ziegfeld collected the best looking girls from around the Western world to perform in his theatrical spectaculars known as the "Ziegfeld Follies."  These beauties, decked out in Erté designs, gained the attention of the entire US becoming objects of popular adoration.

This pictorial from LOOK Magazine (circa 1938) shows the 'then' and 'now' of Ziegfeld Girls Hazel Forbes, Fanny Brice, Ruby Keeler, Virginia Bruce, Jessie Reed, Mae Murray, Catherine Moylan, Marion Davies, Peggy Hopkins Joyce, Irene Delroy, Billie Burke, Gilda Gray, Billie Dove, Dorothy Brown Fox, Katherine Burke, Lina Basquette, Barbara Stanwyck, Claire Dodd, Ann Pennington, Paulette Goddard, Louise Andrews, Claire Luce, Gladys Glad, and Helen Morgan.

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Tags: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, Ziegfeld, girls


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Comment by Pilsner Panther on March 28, 2012 at 3:08am

It looks like a lot of these girls joined the Follies so that they could find millionaires to marry... and it worked!

Comment by Mim McDonald on March 27, 2012 at 5:01am

Thank you for that - it's nice to see so many of the ladies stayed chic!

Comment by Bruce Partington-Plans on March 25, 2012 at 1:54pm

The last surviving Ziegfeld Girl, Doris Eaton, died two years ago aged 106.


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