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Dancer Evelyn Law stopped the show when she crossed the stage on one leg, while she wagged a disapproving finger at her other leg, which was raised straight up above her head. Zany comics Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson , famous for free-wheeling, anything-goes comedy, blasted the Follies audience with what was called "orchestrated mayhem. They were also a regular attraction on radio and in early "talkies. Humorist Will Rogers could be counted on to produce laughs as he spoofed the news, twirled his lariat, and even lassoed a pretty girl or two. He relied on the changing news stories to keep his act fresh.
What a wise man. A principal performer in this edition of the Follies was Gilda Gray , whose dance, the Shimmy, was scandalizing New York audiences. Follies audiences weren't scandalized. They liked what they saw. Gilda displayed her versatility in several different dance numbers.
Now here's a tidbit of information that might interest you: In the chorus of the Follies of was a year-old girl named Ruby Stevens — not really chorus material, but she badly needed a job, so she took it. Ruby would later change her name to Barbara Stanwyck and become a star in motion pictures. We've come to the end of Part 4, with just one more installment to complete the series. Most likely, I'll publish that in a week — maybe 10 days. So until then, enjoy the lovely autumn weather.
I just found your blog today. Have not looked at all of it yet but I am enjoying it very much! I am especially interested in The Ziegfeld Follies. My connection and interest to the Ziegfeld Follies is that my first cousin, twice removed was in the Ziegfeld Follies in the 's.
Her name was Anastasia Reilly. They married in and she became Anastasia Reilly Buhl. Thank you for including her on your blog! Dear Carolyn, I was delighted to include your cousin in my line-up of Ziegfeld Girls. Anastasia Reilly was a stunner with a brain, an unbeatable combination anytime, but especially back then. I'm glad you found Stage Whispers, and that you're enjoying it. I hope you'll be a reader for a long time to come. Sincerely, Carla Cushman. Please let me know what you're thinking.
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