The Ziegfeld Girls

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History & Genealogy

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Teens, Adults, Seniors
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Celebrate Women's History Month with the Scarsdale Library. 

The Ziegfeld Girls were the chorus girls from Florenz Ziegfeld’s theatrical spectaculars, The Ziegfeld Follies, from 1907 to 1931. The Ziegfeld Girl became an American Institution, a symbol of the modern independent woman. Florenz Ziegfeld was instrumental in bringing women to the center of society. Included in the presentation are: Florenz Ziegfeld, Irving Berlin, Anna Held, Justine Johnston, Ann Pennington, Peggy Hopkins Joyce, Fanny Brice, Joseph Urban, and Ruth Etting. Many songs from the era will be discussed, including “My Man,” “Love Me or Leave Me,” and “A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody.”

Marty Schneit, born and bred New Yorker and Historian.  He has lectured at the New York Public Library, JCC, The 92nd Street Y, The Health Outreach Program of New York Presbyterian Hospital, Central Synagogue, Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale, The Ziegfeld Society of New York, the patients at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in Manhattan, the Lincoln Center Campus of Fordham University.  The Jewish Braille Institute has recorded Marty's lectures for their audio magazine and lecture series.

This program is a collaboration among the Scarsdale, Ossining and Mamaroneck Libraries. 

You will receive an email with a Zoom link approximately 1 hour before the event starts.  

This virtual program will not be recorded.