Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Musical
The ups and downs of Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., famed producer of extravagant stage revues, are portrayed.
One of two Best Picture Oscar winners with a 'Z' in the title. The other one is also a biography, The Life of Emile Zola (1937).
Wife at Chicago World's Fair:
750 pounds, my foot!
Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.: I wonder what her TOTAL weight is?
The "A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody" number incorporates snippets of Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue", which was premiered circa 1924, but after its performance Anna Held, who died in 1918, is still portrayed as alive and married to Ziegfeld.
An actor portraying composer Jerome Kern is seen in an office playing "Look for the Silver Lining" on the piano, but he is not mentioned on any cast list for this film. He is simply called "Jerry" by the other characters in the scene.
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