Welcome once again to Pink Saturday at my blog.
This week I decided to post a picture of my great aunt, Margaret Morris. Aunt Margaret was a Ziegfeld Girl and performed in many of Florenz Ziegfeld productions. She also did modeling work and that was when this photograph was taken. It was colorized and has some pink tones in addition to the pink bowl that you can see on the left hand side. I have many of Margaret's old photographs and was pleased to be able to share this "pink" one with you.
Family members claimed that Margaret was discovered by Ziegfeld dancing on a street corner in New York City. She performed in numerous Ziegfeld productions from 1910-1920.
Some time back I was surprised to stumble upon a website, Historical Ziegfeld. Since then Jane has set up a photograph album on her site devoted to Margaret. Many of the photographs are from Margaret's personal collection and show other Ziegfeld Girls and the costumes they wore.
For additional photographs and information on the Ziegfeld Follies I would recommend Jazz Age Beauties, The Lost Collection of Ziegfeld Photographer Alfred Cheney Johnson by Robert Hudovernik. Be warned that there is some nudity in this book. Below is a small sampling from the book (no nudity):
Thank you for letting me share a little bit of Aunt Margaret's life with you today. For information on how you can participate in Pink Saturday head over to Beverly's blog by clicking on the Pink Saturday icon located on my side bar. Thank you Beverly for all your hard work organizing this event every week.
Happy Pink Saturday!