Saturday, February 20, 2010

PINK SATURDAY TIME!



It's time again for PINK SATURDAY hosted by Beverly at How Sweet The Sound. For a list of this week's participants and information on how you can participate be sure and head over to Beverly's blog.

My great aunt was Margaret Morris who performed in Florenz Ziegfeld's Ziegfeld Follies and Ziegfeld's Midnight Frolic. The Frolic was a show that began at midnight and was performed upstairs in the theater and to a smaller audience.

I've shared one of her pictures once before on PINK SATURDAY and this week I have a picture from the 1920 Midnight Frolic. This picture was colorized and you can see the PINK flowering plants that were part of the set. Margaret is the second from the left wearing the lavender costume. Jane (Ziegfeldgrrl) at Historical Ziegfeld restored this photo for me. She is a wealth of information on The Ziegfeld Follies.

(Click on photo to enlarge.)



And this is what is written on the back of the photo. I'm assuming this is Aunt Margaret's handwriting.



Aunt Margaret was an active member of the Ziegfeld Club that was started in 1936 by Billie Burke (Mrs. Florenz Ziegfeld). The club is still in existence today, but it is believed that only one Ziegfeld girl is still alive.

Last week I visited Homemaking In High Heels. Stop by and visit her entertaining blog.

Hope you're feeling better Beverly!

19 comments:

  1. How nice!

    Happy Pinks!

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  2. How wonderful and exciting to have these things from your aunt. It must have been a very exciting time in her life. The picutre is beautiful. Happy Pink Saturday!!! Lia

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  3. Betty,

    Thank you for stopping by!!! Happy PD to you!!

    My thoughts and prayers for you and your family, especially your son!

    Love,
    Bird

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  4. What a wonderful photo and story. Your aunt sounds like quite a GAL.

    Happy Pink Saturday.

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  5. That's really a giant piece of history there - wow. It's neat that you have the picture w/her writing - or even w/writing on it. Enjoyed my visit. Thanks! Jenn<><

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  6. What a cool family story. Thank you for your kind word at my first PS post. I feel so blessed to have found such a sweet group of ladies. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

    Cha Cha

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  7. You aunt must have been such an exciting person. The picture is very nice and her writing is priceless.

    Yoli :)

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  8. What could be better than a Midnight Frolic??? Seriously, that is sooo cool that you have that picture and that memento of such a glamorous time!

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  9. Oh Wow! Not only is the story about your aunt amazing, that is an amazing piece of her history to have. I am sure there are lots more wonderful stories about her life!
    Have a wonderful Pink Saturday!

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  10. What a great piece of history and ancestry that you have! What a treasure! Great!
    Debbie-Dabble

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  11. I love your stories about your aunt. I remember the previous post. Thank you! The costumes, lifestyle, and sets intrigue me...much.

    Happy Pink Saturday!

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  12. Wow love the follies and your blog!
    Happy Pink Saturday!

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  13. Thanks for visiting my pink Saturday. I have not been to Canton in years, I stopped going once the prices started to escalate so much. I might go again soon because I eep hearing how awesome it is now. Love the story about your aunt. Blessings, Marta.

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  14. OH, the pic is so cool! What a treasure to have. Thanks for coming by my blog and wishing me a pink saturday! Cindy

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  15. Wow! That is really cool!! Thanks for sharing. I loved it!!

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  16. very nice family story! Happy Pink Saturday. Grace

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  17. A wonderful keepsake. Happy Pinks!

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  18. Such a romantic time. The picture is beautiful and I love reading about the history of that period. The club is still open? Now, that's a place I would love to visit. How awesome to have that kind of colorful relative in your family tree. Happy Pink Saturday to you!

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  19. Thank you for sharing!

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

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