Grumpy old fart!!!

"If you talk to God you're religious. If God talks to you, you're psychotic."

Mary Eaton – The Tatler – Wednesday 6th July 1921

 

MISS MARY EATON Who is one of the newest recruits to the famous Ziegfeld Follies, whose principal home is the New Amsterdam Theatre in New York
Like every other member of that organisation, Miss Eaton’s beauty is above the average standard
The Tatler – Wednesday 6th July 1921

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Mary Eaton

 

Mary Eaton (29th January 1901 – 10th October 1948) was an American stage actress, singer, and dancer in the 1910s and 1920s, probably best known today from her appearance in the first Marx Brothers film, The Cocoanuts (1929). A professional performer since childhood, she enjoyed success in stage productions such as the Ziegfeld Follies. She appeared in another early sound film, Glorifying the American Girl (1929). Her career declined sharply during the 1930s and a battle with alcoholism led to her death in October 1948 from cirrhosis at the age of 47.

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Olive Thomas – 1915

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Mildred Reardon

 

Mildred Reardon (23rd June 1900 – 20th July 1937) she died of pneumonia at the age of 37, nicknamed “The Girl with the Brown Eyes.”

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Don’t forget Vintage Sunday

Don’t leave the bride at the altar but don’t miss Vintage Sunday!

 

Ziegfeld Follies girl Dorothy Klewer (30th June 1895 – 13th March 1960) in an undated photograph.

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Marilyn Miller – The Tatler – Wednesday 1st November 1922

Marilyn Miller (born Mary Ellen Reynolds; 1st September 1898 – 7th April 1936) she sadly died at the early age of of 37 after complications of sinus surgery. According to a friend, a fellow Ziegfeld Follies dancer, Marjorie Farnsworth, a pretty blue dress caught her eye, “Oh, I must have it,” she said to her friend. “For a special occasion?” her friend enquired. “Very special. I’m going into hospital tomorrow -.” “And you want to wear that dress when you leave? I don’t blame you, it’s lovely.” “Yes when I I leave. I want to be buried in it. I’m certain I won’t leave the hospital alive.” Three weeks later she died at Doctors Hospital of a toxic condition following surgery. There were whispers that she was plagued with symptoms associated with syphilis. (Probably contracted from her husband, Jack Pickford)

Vogel, M. (2007) “Olive Thomas – The Life and Death of a Silent Film Beauty,” McFarland & Company, Inc p126

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Marion Davies

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Olive Thomas – 1915

Olive Thomas, in the Ziegfeld Follies, at the New Amsterdam Theatre

The New York Times – 18th July 1915

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Olive Thomas

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Eva Brady

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