The Great Ziegfeld (1936) was a Biographical - Drama Film directed by Robert Z. Leonard and produced by Hunt Stromberg and Sidney Algier.
Academy Awards 1936 --- Ceremony Number 9 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actress||Luise Rainer||Won|
|Best Art Direction||Cedric Gibbons, Eddie Imazu, Edwin B. Willis||Nominated|
|Best Director||Robert Z. Leonard||Nominated|
|Best Film Editing||William S. Gray||Nominated|
|Best Writing||William Anthony McGuire||Nominated|
THE GREAT ZIEGFELD BLOGATHON: Flo, Irving, and the Follieson May 14, 2020 From Caftan Woman
Zoe at Hollywood Genes is hosting The Great Ziegfeld Blogathon on May 15 - 17. Follies star Fanny Brice Legendary impresario Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. (1867-1932) was brought up with an appreciation of culture from his Belgium and German immigrant parents. Flo's American roots gave him the energet... Read full article
Musical Monday: The Great Ziegfeld (1936)on Dec 2, 2019 From Comet Over Hollywood
It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 600. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: The Great Ziegfeld (1936) ? ... Read full article
The Great Ziegfeld Telephone Scene with Luise RainerBy Amanda Garrett on Jan 3, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films
The late Luise Rainer's most famous moment on screen is this brief scene from The Great Ziegfeld (1936). Rainer plays Anna Held, the common-law wife of Broadway showman Florenz Zeigfeld (William Powell). She literally smiles through her tears while telephoning Ziegfeld to congratulate him on his sec... Read full article
The Great Ziegfeld (1936) (2)By Beatrice on Aug 27, 2013 From Flickers in Time
The Great Ziegfeld Directed by Robert Z. Leonard Written by William Anthony McGuire 1936/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Repeat viewing This extravagant musical biopic won Oscars for Best Production, Best Actress (Louise Ranier), and Best Dance Direction (“A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody”) and ... Read full article
Classic Films in Focus: THE GREAT ZIEGFELD (1936)By Jennifer Garlen on Aug 5, 2013 From Virtual Virago
Directed by Robert Z. Leonard, The Great Ziegfeld (1936) is a lavish musical tribute to the legendary Broadway producer, with all the whistles, bells, and gorgeous girls that Ziegfeld himself could want, even if it does takes certain liberties with the facts of Ziegfeld’s life. Hollywood had a... Read full article
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Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.: Yes, I'm trying to lose weight.
Sampson: 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 and look - no, but a great performer!
Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.: We shall have a look at her at once - tonight!
Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.: [after he has hired Jack Billings' valet away from him] Gentlemen never argue about gentlemen's gentlemen.
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The first biopic to win and Academy Award for "Best Picture".
A.A. Trimble, who portrays Will Rogers in the film, was actually a Cleveland map salesman who frequently impersonated Rogers at Rotarian lunches.
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