Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Musical
The ups and downs of Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., famed producer of extravagant stage revues, are portrayed.
Ray Bolger never worked for Ziegfeld, although he is presented in the film as a Ziegfeld star. Fanny Brice was a Ziegfeld star and plays herself in the film. Other Ziegfeld stars, Eddie Cantor and Will Rogers are portrayed by fakes in the film.
This is about talent.
Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.: Something good and cheap no doubt?
Sampson: Exactly! It's a young girl named Brice... Fanny... Fanny Brice. She;s working in burlesque.
Gene Buck: Say, I've seen that girl, Flo!
Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.: Pretty?
Gene Buck: Well, yes and no. Shut your eyes and listen - yes! Open 'em ...
The character of Audrey is listed in the credits as having the last name "Dane." However, when Ziegfeld speaks to the audience after her drunken performance, he refers to her as "Miss Lane".
The opening credits display the title of the film and the names of the stars in marquee lights, as they would be on Broadway.
10 November 2017 2:30 PM, -05:00
114 days until Oscar
4 November 2017 1:00 PM, -05:00
120 days til Oscar. "Best Dance Direction," anyone?
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