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Ziegfeld Follies Overview:

Ziegfeld Follies (1945) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Merrill Pye and Lemuel Ayers and produced by Arthur Freed.

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Ziegfeld Follies (1946)

By Cameron on Oct 28, 2015 From The Blonde At The Film

via: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/96661/Ziegfeld-Follies/#tcmarcp-159247 ?Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. Ziegfeld Follies?is a Technicolor explosion of MGM’s talent and stunningly over-the-top production values. Originally intended to premiere in 1944 as part of MGM’s 2... Read full article


Ziegfeld Follies (1946)

By Cameron on Oct 28, 2015 From The Blonde At The Film

via: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/96661/Ziegfeld-Follies/#tcmarcp-159247 ?Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. Ziegfeld Follies?is a Technicolor explosion of MGM’s talent and stunningly over-the-top production values. Originally intended to premiere in 1944 as part of MGM’s 2... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: ZIEGFELD FOLLIES (1945)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jul 9, 2013 From Virtual Virago

Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. and his legacy captivated Hollywood, especially once the rise of the talkies made Ziegfeld style entertainments possible onscreen. Most classic Hollywood musicals opt for a narrative framework to hold their production numbers together, but others, like Ziegfeld Follies (1945), ... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: ZIEGFELD FOLLIES (1945)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jul 9, 2013 From Virtual Virago

Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. and his legacy captivated Hollywood, especially once the rise of the talkies made Ziegfeld style entertainments possible onscreen. Most classic Hollywood musicals opt for a narrative framework to hold their production numbers together, but others, like Ziegfeld Follies (1945), ... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: ZIEGFELD FOLLIES (1945)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jul 9, 2013 From Virtual Virago

Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. and his legacy captivated Hollywood, especially once the rise of the talkies made Ziegfeld style entertainments possible onscreen. Most classic Hollywood musicals opt for a narrative framework to hold their production numbers together, but others, like Ziegfeld Follies (1945), ... Read full article


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[first lines]
Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.: Ah... Saturday, September twenty fifth. Another heavenly day. Ah, yes. Always a heavenly day.


Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.: Children play with the dreams of tomorrow. And old men play with the memories of yesterday.


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Broadway's "Ziegfeld Follies of 1936" had employed two members of its creative team who later would collaborate on the MGM film. Vincente Minnelli received credit as Scenic Designer of the stage show, plus additional credit as Costume Designer for two numbers written by Vernon Duke (music) and Ira Gershwin (lyrics): "Island in the West Indies," sung by Gertrude Niesen and danced by Josephine Baker; and "Sentimental Weather," sung and danced by June Preisser, her sister Cherry Preisser and Duke McHale. The movie's Dance Director, Robert Alton, had choreographed the 1936 Broadway "Follies."
MGM gave this film a two-week roadshow test run at a famed legitimate showplace, the Colonial Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts, beginning August 13, 1945. A second test run began at the Nixon Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 28, 1945. $2.40 was the top ticket price for these engagements, and the film did great business according to the Boxoffice Magazine issue of September 1, 1945, with the advance sale for the Nixon Theatre "setting a new high." A third test run was also done at the Loew's New Rochelle Theatre per The New York Times of September 2, 1945. Disappointed by the largely unenthusiastic audience reaction to the test screenings, studio executives decided against quickly showing the movie nationwide. Changing the running order of the segments, restoring discarded sequences and/or replacing "There's Beauty Everywhere" with a new finale were considered by the Arthur Freed Unit. Hedda Hopper and The New York Times both reported that Busby Berkeley was going to direct a new finale for the picture, but this wasn't done. Ultimately, the movie would receive its Manhattan opening at the Capitol Theatre on March 22, 1946 and its wide release on April 8.
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