Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Last Ziegfeld Folly dies aged 106

Last Ziegfeld Folly dies aged 106

Not exactly a jolly headline in and of itself, but the story of the life contained within is a truly remarkable one that deserves to be remembered.

Everyone will have at some time seen old black-and-white footage of a line of leggy dancing girls dressed to the nines and high-kicking to the likes of songs by Irving Berlin, with performers like Eddie Cantor and Fanny Brice. It is a form of entertainment that is sadly seldom seen these days, and with the passing of the last Ziegfeld Folly and the breaking of the last link to that time, that era has well and truly passed into history.

Nevertheless we can look back and marvel at this amazing life and look back at the glamorous girls who entertained millions of people during those golden years of the 1920s and 1930s, of which Doris Eaton was the last survivor.

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