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Contemporary Examples of ziegfeld

  • Then there was theater life in midtown—the original Oscar Hammerstein Theater was there along with the Ziegfeld on 54th.

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    When New York City Hit Its Stride

    Allen Barra

    July 17, 2014

Historical Examples of ziegfeld

  • Mr. Ziegfeld never produced so fantastic and colorful a spectacle.

  • A certain reserve and reticence is part of the Ziegfeld tradition.

    Pieces of Hate

    Heywood Broun

  • As somebody or other has so aptly said, "It's great to be young and a Ziegfeld chorus girl."

    Pieces of Hate

    Heywood Broun

  • They bloomed along the fence today like a Ziegfeld chorus on an outing.

    Biltmore Oswald

    J. Thorne Smith, Jr.

  • Here, my dear pilgrims, is an entertainment to be squeezed between Ziegfeld's and the Winter Garden.

    Hints to Pilgrims

    Charles Stephen Brooks

British Dictionary definitions for ziegfeld


  1. Florenz (ˈflɒrənz). 1869–1932, US theatrical producer, noted for his series of extravagant revues (1907–31), known as the Ziegfeld Follies
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Word Origin and History for ziegfeld


in reference to showgirls or stage revues, 1913, from Florenz Ziegfeld (1869-1932), U.S. theatrical producer, who staged annual "follies" from 1907-1931.

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