#Ziegfeld

Helen Lee Worthing, Ziegfeld girl, in 1920 Photographed by Alfred Cheney Johnston
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Helen Lee Worthing, Ziegfeld girl, in 1920
Photographed by Alfred Cheney Johnston

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Ruby Keeler, Ziegfeld girl, circa 1929 Photographed by Alfred Cheney Johnston
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Ruby Keeler, Ziegfeld girl, circa 1929
Photographed by Alfred Cheney Johnston

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Drucilla Strain, Ziegfeld girl, circa 1929 Photographed by Alfred Cheney Johnston
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Drucilla Strain, Ziegfeld girl, circa 1929
Photographed by Alfred Cheney Johnston

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Rose Dolores, Ziegfeld Girl in peacock plume dress with feathers spread out Photograph by Alfred Cheney Johnston, 1920s
From the Library of Congress website: Always known simply as “Dolores,” she became one of the most famous of Ziegfeld’s show girls, appearing in editions of his Follies and Midnight Frolics. She is one of many Ziegfeld girls photographed by Alfred Cheney Johnston. This photograph is particularly significant as a record of a spectacular design. It was in the Frolics that Dolores wore this white satin costume with pearls and an enormous fan towering over her statuesque figure.
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Rose Dolores, Ziegfeld Girl in peacock plume dress with feathers spread out
Photograph by Alfred Cheney Johnston, 1920s

From the Library of Congress website: Always known simply as “Dolores,” she became one of the most famous of Ziegfeld’s show girls, appearing in editions of his Follies and Midnight Frolics. She is one of many Ziegfeld girls photographed by Alfred Cheney Johnston. This photograph is particularly significant as a record of a spectacular design. It was in the Frolics that Dolores wore this white satin costume with pearls and an enormous fan towering over her statuesque figure.

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Mary Eaton - dancer, sing, actress, and Ziegfeld star Photograph by Alfred Cheney Johnston
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Mary Eaton - dancer, sing, actress, and Ziegfeld star
Photograph by Alfred Cheney Johnston

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Doris Eaton Travis March 14, 1904 – May 11, 2010 She was the last remaining Ziegfeld girl.
A Chicago critic once said “Mine eyes are yet dim with the luminous beauty of a girl named Doris.” 
New York Times article

Doris Eaton Travis
March 14, 1904 – May 11, 2010 
She was the last remaining Ziegfeld girl.

A Chicago critic once said “Mine eyes are yet dim with the luminous beauty of a girl named Doris.”

New York Times article

Dorothy Wegman, Ziegfeld girl, photographed by Alfred Cheney Johnston circa 1925 Image Source: Flickr

Dorothy Wegman, Ziegfeld girl, photographed by Alfred Cheney Johnston circa 1925
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Rose Dolores, a Ziegfeld girl, photographed by Adolph de Meyer
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Rose Dolores, a Ziegfeld girl, photographed by Adolph de Meyer

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Dolores Costello - "goddess of the silent screen", Ziegfeld girl, and Drew Barrymore’s grandmother.
Photograph by Alfred Cheney Johnston between 1919 and 1938 (according to IBDB, either 1922 or 1924). It is in the public domain from the Alfred Cheney Johnston Collection at the U.S. Library of Congress.

Dolores Costello - "goddess of the silent screen", Ziegfeld girl, and Drew Barrymore’s grandmother.

Photograph by Alfred Cheney Johnston between 1919 and 1938 (according to IBDB, either 1922 or 1924). It is in the public domain from the Alfred Cheney Johnston Collection at the U.S. Library of Congress.

Caja Eric - Ziegfeld girl, wearing low-cut gown and gorgeous pearl necklace.
Photograph by Alfred Cheney Johnston between 1918 and 1939, but most likely between 1929 and 1934.

Caja Eric - Ziegfeld girl, wearing low-cut gown and gorgeous pearl necklace.

Photograph by Alfred Cheney Johnston between 1918 and 1939, but most likely between 1929 and 1934.

Martha Mansfield, Ziegfeld girl in 1918 and 1919. She was an actress turned model, and made her Broadway debut as a teenager.
Mansfield starred alongisde the most famous actor in the world at the time, John Barrymore, in the 1920 version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
And there’s this horrific story about her death, which involves voluminous dresses:
Mansfield was chosen to play the role of a young women of the Confederacy, engaged to a Union soldier. Filming was taking place in Texas. Masnfield was on a break, sitting in a voluminous 1860s dress, complete with petticoat and ruffles. A group of people standing near her decided to smoke, and tossed a still-burning match without thinking. The match landed on Martha Mansfield, and the extremely flammable Civil War dress caught on fire, trapping the actress inside because of the builk of the costume. A co-star tried to save her, but her body was already badly burned, and she died the next day.
Read more about her here and here.

Martha Mansfield, Ziegfeld girl in 1918 and 1919. She was an actress turned model, and made her Broadway debut as a teenager.

Mansfield starred alongisde the most famous actor in the world at the time, John Barrymore, in the 1920 version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

And there’s this horrific story about her death, which involves voluminous dresses:

Mansfield was chosen to play the role of a young women of the Confederacy, engaged to a Union soldier. Filming was taking place in Texas. Masnfield was on a break, sitting in a voluminous 1860s dress, complete with petticoat and ruffles. A group of people standing near her decided to smoke, and tossed a still-burning match without thinking. The match landed on Martha Mansfield, and the extremely flammable Civil War dress caught on fire, trapping the actress inside because of the builk of the costume. A co-star tried to save her, but her body was already badly burned, and she died the next day.

Read more about her here and here.