Anna Held, Billie Burke, Broadway, Cynthia Brideson, Florenz Ziegfeld, Lillian Lorraine, Marilyn Miller, Sara Brideson, Ziegfeld and His Follies, Ziegfeld Follies
Cynthia and Sara Brideson are twin siblings, and the co-authors of Also Starring… , a 2012 book profiling forty character actors of Hollywood’s Golden Era. For their latest project, Ziegfeld and His Follies, they have chosen an even more ambitious topic – the life and times of that most fabled of Broadway producers. Many other writers and film-makers have explored this subject, but while Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.’s name remains a symbol of glamour and excess, the man himself is a shadowy figure – like the great and powerful Oz. Continue reading
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