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Playbill from the Ziegfield Follies, 1912.
Playbill from the Ziegfield Follies, a song, dance and comedy extravaganza

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E. Meeker and S. Porter performing "Mister Gallagher and Mister Shean," 1922

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Showman Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. Was Born
March 21, 1869

Anna Held became one of the first big "stars," of the era, thanks to Ziegfeld's great publicity. Ziegfeld went on to create other stars like Will Rogers and, in 1927, produced the musical Show Boat. Some of the traditions of Ziegfeld and the vaudeville era are still alive in theater today. Have you seen or been in a musical revue or a musical? Ask your family if they have heard of the Ziegfeld Follies. They might enjoy listening with you to this tune from The Follies of 1922.
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CREDIT: "Ziegfield Follies, in 2 acts," 1912. Rare Books and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress.
AUDIO CREDIT: Shean, Al. "Mister Gallagher and Mister Shean / Ed. Gallagher--Al. Shean ; [performed by] Edward Meeker, Steve Porter.," 1922. Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound, Library of Congress. Call Number Edison Diamond Disc 50970-R