Saturday, February 28, 2009

IT'S PINK TIME AGAIN!



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):

Another book I'd recommend is The Ziegfeld Touch by Richard and Paulette Ziegfeld.

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!

24 comments:

  1. Well what a neat story about your aunt, Betty!! Happy Pink Saturday!

    Linda

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  2. That is beautiful. Happy pink Saturday

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  3. Betty, that is just soooo neat. I love old photographs touched up, and I love interesting history like this! You are just a well of info!

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  4. How terrific to have such a fun branch on your family tree! My mother also was a showgirl before she was married ... though considerably later than the Ziegfeld days!

    Happy Pink Saturday!

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  5. Wow, I really love this post. How fascinating that you have all those photos of her modeling work. Now I'm going to browse through all your links!

    Have a great Pink Saturday!

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  6. happy pink saturday

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  7. HAPPY PINK SATURDAY BETTY,
    WHAT A WONDERFUL STORY ABOUT YOUR AUNT. I LOVE TO HEAR ALL THE FAMILY STORIES.
    THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR SHARING.
    BLESSINGS
    debbie

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  8. How wonderful that you have all of those photos of your aunt. I just love old family photos.

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  9. Thank you! What a treat. I loved all the pics, yes, had to look. Happy Pink Saturday!

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  10. How absolutely fascinating that your aunt was a Ziegfeld star!!! She is so pretty, too. I enjoyed this thoroughly. Thanks so much for sharing...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  11. Ooh la la, what a wonderful story and what a great lady!

    Happy Pink Day!

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  12. I remember learning about the Zeigfield Follies in High School. That's so interesting to learn about you Aunt. I am always fascinated to learn things about my family that I didn't know.
    Btw, I left you something on my post today - so go check it out!
    Kim

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  13. That is all just incredible, Betty. I have NO relatives like that. We are all German farmers :-).

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  14. Wow, Betty, I love your post today. The Utube was so interesting. What a thrill to share your great Aunt Margaret who was with the Follies. She is beautiful. Thank you for the best pink so far today.

    Hugs...Jeanne

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  15. Happy Pink Saturday!

    This is such a great story!


    ~ Gabriela ~

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  16. Thanks so much for sharing this week. I can't think of anything to cheer me up more in my sub-zero temps than a Pink Saturday. Your offering is marvelous!

    Come see my pink potty!

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  17. That is a great story...what a beautiful lady. I am always surprised to find so many of us from Texas. I was born and grew up in Port Arthur, Tx and lived in Nederland most of my adult life. We were in Galveston for Dickens on the Strand last year and I have a friend in LaPorte. I lived in Pasadena and taught at Deer Park for 4 years. Come see me again.

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  18. Happy Pink Saturday

    Susan

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  19. Very interesting story!
    Amber

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  20. That is a wonderful story. A Ziegfeld Girl! She must have had some great stories to tell. Happy Pink Saturday!

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  21. Hi Betty!
    thank you for sharing that photo of your beautiful aunt.


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    (¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday!
    Deanna :D

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  22. There's just something about looking old photographs. To think, this is your great aunt!

    Thanks for your visit. Yes those stars were made out of paper but wouldn't it be nice as well to have beads like those? :-) Oh, I think I'll have the patience if I particularly enjoy what I'm doing :-)

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  23. How fabulous to have had a relative who was a Ziegfeld girl! Thanks for sharing the story.

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