Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Musical
The ups and downs of Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., famed producer of extravagant stage revues, are portrayed.
The first biopic to win an Academy Award for "Best Picture".
Burlesque Prima Donna:
Once in burlesque, always in burlesque, unless you got looks, or a voice, or something.
Fanny Brice: Well, that's what I got, kid.
Burlesque Prima Donna: What?
Fanny Brice: Something.
Ziegfeld is depicted as dying in New York City. He actually died of lung disease in Hollywood, California, a few days after moving there from a specialty hospital in New Mexico.
The opening credits display the title of the film and the names of the stars in marquee lights, as they would be on Broadway.
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