“Ziegfeld and His Follies: A Biography of Broadway’s Greatest Producer” Book Giveaway (via Twitter June 1 through June 30)

“Ziegfeld and His Follies” Book Giveaway
Qualifying Entry Task for TWITTER Contest

As you may already know, our newest CMH Contributors, Sara and Cynthia Brideson, are releasing their latest book, Ziegfeld and His Follies: A Biography of Broadway’s Greatest Producer, on June 12th. So, in celebration, CMH will be giving away TWO copies of the book via TWITTER this month, courtesy of Sara and Cynthia!

Here’s how you can enter…

In order to qualify to win a copy of Ziegfeld and His Follies: A Biography of Broadway’s Greatest Producer via this Twitter contest giveaway, you must complete the following task by Tuesday, June 30 at 9PM EST. However, the sooner you enter, the better chance you have of winning, because we will pick a winner on two different days within the contest period, via random drawings, as listed below… So if you don’t win the first drawing, you will still be eligible to win during the second drawing…

  • Saturday, June 20: One Winner
  • Tuesday, June 30: One Winner

We will announce the winner(s) on Twitter, the day after each winner is picked at 9PM EST (for example, we will announce the first winner on Sunday June 21 at 9PM EST on Twitter). 

Ziegfeld and his Follies by Sara and Cynthia Brideson …..

ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Tuesday, June 20 at 9PM EST — BUT remember, there are two drawings, so the sooner you enter, the greater chance you have to win…

1) Answer the below question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog post

2) Then TWEET (not DM) the following message:
Just entered to win “Ziegfeld and His Follies: A Biography of Broadway’s Greatest Producer” courtesy of @ClassicMovieHub & @saraandcynthia

Florenz Ziegfeld was an American Broadway impresario, probably best known for the Ziegfeld Follies, Show Boat, and as being the “glorifier of the American girl”. What comes to mind when you think of the Great Florenz Ziegfeld? 

If you’d like to learn more about The Great Ziegfeld, you can read more about him here via this CMH post by Sara and Cynthia: “Ziegfeld and the Showgirl”.


Please note that only Continental United States (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and the territory of Puerto Rico) entrants are eligible.

And — BlogHub members ARE eligible to win if they live within the Continental United States (as noted above).

See complete contest rules here.

For more info, follow @saraandcynthia on twitter.

And if you can’t wait to win the book, you can purchase it on amazon via the below link (click on image). 


–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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12 Responses to “Ziegfeld and His Follies: A Biography of Broadway’s Greatest Producer” Book Giveaway (via Twitter June 1 through June 30)

  1. Victoria Rendon says:

    Fanny Brice and beautiful girls walking down many, many stairs.

  2. Wendy wallach says:

    I think of opulence and pageantry and showgirls and glamour. I think of days when the show always had to go on and the performers were there to entertain you! I think of being taken away by the lights and costumes and sets and arrangements!

  3. Carl says:

    The first thing that comes to mind when I hear Ziegfeld is definitely the Follies and what a scandal they must have been at the time. Today they seem quite tame and elegant but back in the day I’m sure there was a lot of controversy surrounding them. Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful looking book.

  4. Chris Teel says:

    Alfred Cheney Johnston and his photographs, even better since they include the likes of Barbara Stanwyck, among many others.

  5. The Great Ziegfeld ( 1936 )….and William Powell’s extremely white hair. No actually, what first comes to mind is a poster of the Ziegfeld girls that I saw years ago and the story of an actress whose mother was once a Ziegfeld girl ( I’ve since found out that many actresses’ mothers were Ziegfeld girls ).

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi, haven’t seen your tweet yet… Please remember to send it so that you can officially enter. Thanks 🙂

  6. Joan O'Malley says:

    I think of beautiful girls walking down those stairs dressed in dazzling over the top costumes. His shows had the top of the line performers of the day. And of course he looks like William Powell!

  7. Kiley Carlsen says:

    I always think of the phrase “the glorifier of the American girl” which was a phrase often used to describe Florenz Zigfield and his work. I think of just absolute beauty and extravagance. Ordinary girls with extraordinary talent… I think of a vision. A very specific vision and choreography and set that moved like clockwork. Such an unbelievable talent.

  8. Beth Ann says:

    I think of all the talent that performed at his shows like Eddie Cantor, Sophie Tucker, Anna Held, Fanny Brice, Bert Williams, Will Rogers, and Cliff Edwards. If I could go back in time, I’d try to see the Follies for those greats!

  9. I recently did a presentation about Evelyn Nesbit. Before Ziegfeld, Charles Dana Gibson and the Floradora girls created the national standard for beauty. But neither is remembered today and yet Florence Ziegfeld still evokes a very specific image. He is enormous impact transcends generations.

  10. The never ending pull back and continuous camera work that utilized some of the most creative musical set pieces. Cherry on top is an overhead shot.

  11. Greg Hatfield says:

    I think about Olive Thomas, who was a Ziegfeld girl before she started making movies. Her short tragic life makes her a one of those early Hollywood mysteries and she is still remembered today.

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