Billie Burke, Florenz Ziegfeld, Jeanne Eagels, Jeanne Eagels: A Life Revealed, Sir Arthur Wing Pinero, The Ace of Hearts, The Mind-the-Paint Girl, Ziegfeld Follies
In the first of a new series, I look at some of the major figures featured in Jeanne Eagels: A Life Revealed. First up is Billie Burke: star of Broadway, wife of legendary producer Florenz Ziegfeld, she is perhaps best-known today for her role as Glinda in The Wizard of Oz. Back in 1912, Billie was starring in The Mind-the-Paint Girl, a play by Sir Arthur Wing Pinero, with Jeanne Eagels in a supporting role. Continue reading
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