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1902 photo of Helene Anna Held (March 19, 1872 – August 12, 1918), a Polish-born stage performer, most often associated with impresario Florenz Ziegfeld, her common-law husband. Held suggested the format for what would become the famous Ziegfeld Follies in 1907, and helped Ziegfeld establish the most lucrative phase of his career. She died of cancer at the age of 45.

1902 photo of Helene Anna Held (March 19, 1872 – August 12, 1918), a Polish-born stage performer, most often associated with impresario Florenz Ziegfeld, her common-law husband. Held suggested the format for what would become the famous Ziegfeld Follies in 1907, and helped Ziegfeld establish the most lucrative phase of his career. She died of cancer at the age of 45.

Getting married is like trading in the adoration of many for the sarcasm of one - Mae West

That's So Haute

Getting married is like trading in the adoration of many for the sarcasm of one - Mae West

"One and one is two, two and two is four, and five will get you ten if you know how to work it." Mae West

"One and one is two, two and two is four, and five will get you ten if you know how to work it." Mae West

"I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond." – Mae West

Mae West in She Done Him Wrong, 1933

"I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond." – Mae West

Mae West as 'Lady Lou' - 1933 - Dress Design by Edith Head - 'She Done Him Wrong' - Director: Lowell Sherman - @Mlle

Mae West as 'Lady Lou' - 1933 - Dress Design by Edith Head - 'She Done Him Wrong' - Director: Lowell Sherman - @Mlle

Wasp waist. Anna Held in 1900. Was co-creater and star in the Zeigfeld Follies.

a few great pics

tinted photo of actress Lillian Russell from the NY library's digital collection - http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/dgkeysearchresult.cfm?num=0=Lillian%20Russell=1=====0=======20=

tinted photo of actress Lillian Russell from the NY library's digital collection - http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/dgkeysearchresult.cfm?num=0=Lillian%20Russell=1=====0=======20=