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Muriel Finlay, Ziegfeld girl, by Alfred Cheney Johnston, ca. 1920

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Muriel Finlay, Ziegfeld girl, by Alfred Cheney Johnston, ca. 1920

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Muriel or Murrel or Merle Finlay or Finley or Finely, full length, seated, right profile. Photograph by Alfred Cheney Johnston. Date given as ca. 1920, but most likely 1927-29.

The Ziegfeld Follies were a series of theatrical productions on Broadway in New York City, produced by Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. from 1907 to 1931 known for their elaborate costumes, sets, and special effects, as well as their beautiful performers, dancers, singers, and comedians. The Ziegfeld Follies were also known for their beautiful and glamorous chorus girls, known as the "Ziegfeld Girls," many of these became performers, such as Fanny Brice, Ruth Etting, and Billie Burke. The Follies helped to establish Broadway as a center for American entertainment. The last Ziegfeld Follies was presented in 1931, and Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. passed away in 1932.

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1927 - 1928
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Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-69688
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