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Ziegfeld Girls - Vintage Beauties

Vintage photos of the famous beauties of the Ziegfeld Follies revue (1907-1931). These girls were known for always being decked out in the most elaborate and beautiful costumes. The costumes were often made by designers such as Erté, Lady Duff Gordon, and Ben Ali Haggi. The next morning the talk in New York would always be the ensembles. Some of the real mystique of the Ziegfeld girls comes from the provocative photography of Alfred Cheney Johnston.

Ann Eve Moss Ziegfeld Follies Chorus Girl - “The Three Musketeers”, 1928

Billie Burke - C. 1910s wife of impresario Florenz Ziegfeld, had a long stage career. She is most famous for being Glinda the Good Witch of the North in the The Wizard of Oz.

Olive Thomas - (1910s) Photo: Napoleon Sarony

Marion Benda and her amazing hat C. 1920s

Astonishingly beautiful and contemporary: Alice Wilkie, Ziegfeld girl, ca. 1920s.

Lillian Lorraine, the most famous Ziegfeld girl 100 years ago, 1910s.

Claudia Dell, Ziegfeld girl, by Alfred Cheney Johnston, ca. 1928.

Louise Brooks, who would later go on to Hollywood, was a featured dancer for the Follies in 1925.

Doris Eaton Travis (1904 – 2010) began her career at age 14 as a Ziegfeld Girl. She lived to be 106.

Ziegfeld girl playing a bride

Jane Cowl, Ziegfeld girl.

1929 photo of Drucilla Strain, legendary Ziegfeld Girl, by Alfred Cheney Johnston. Her career spanned 1929-1946.

the beautiful girls in New York were Ziegfeld girls; photo by Alfred Cheney Johnston

Dolores Costello, Ziegfeld Girl in one of my favorite images. Photo by Alfred Cheney Johnston

Drucilla Strain, one of the most beautiful Ziegfeld girls.

Ziegfeld girl, Jean Ackerman, by Alfred Cheney Johnston, ca. 1928.

Alice Wilkie Photo by Alfred Cheney Johnston - ca. 1925

Ziegfeld girl Muriel Finlay’s body is the most beautiful harbor of pearls. photo by Alfred Cheney Johnston

"Bride" Ziegfeld girl by Alfred Cheney Johnston

Ziegfeld girls by Alfred Cheney Johnston