W H Allen 1st British edition 1973
8vo, minor chips to edges of d/w, small closed tear to rear of d/w, small stain to rear board o/w VG++/VG++ 490 gms
(Order reference 10298)
Florenz Ziegfeld was, without question, the most flamboyant showman the American theatre has produced. By glorifying the American girl in glittering, glamorous settings, he packed theatres for years and became a legend in his own lifetime. The author's story of the life and loves of Florenz Ziegfeld explores the man backstage – the demonic, driving, ruthless but utterly charming genius whose private life was as agonizing as his public life was dazzling. This account of Ziegfeld's life, together with detailed descriptions of the spectacular productions masterminded by Ziegfeld and designed by the great Joseph Urban, is based on interviews with almost every living person who knew or worked with Ziegfeld: his daughter; his private secretary, Goldie; and the stars who soared through the glittering Ziegfeld horizon. Highham has created an unforgettable portrait of the life and loves of the greatest showman of them all.