from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Ziegfeld, Florenz 1869-1932. American theatrical producer famed for his extravagant revues known as the Ziegfeld Follies, which were produced annually from 1907 to 1931 (except 1926, 1928, and 1929).

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  • n. United States theatrical producer noted for a series of extravagant revues known as the Ziegfeld Follies (1869-1932)


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  • Ziegfeld Girls floated across Broadway stages in lavish pageants known as the Ziegfeld

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  • But as a look back at the beginnings of today's show-business world, "Ziegfeld" is invaluable.

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  • "Ziegfeld" also offers a glimpse of how the business of Broadway was run 100 years ago.

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  • My only real quibble with "Ziegfeld" is its sometimes overly chatty, People magazine-style prose and Mr. Mordden's habit of putting between quotation marks something that a person might have said as if it were a verbatim statement.

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  • For the word itself, I'm drawing a blank past "Ziegfeld" and "gesundheit" - oh wait, that one's German too.

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  • Long but dazzling, "Ziegfeld" combines backstage drama with on-stage spectacle - in particular, don't miss that immortal "Pretty Girl" musical number.

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  • So the fact that "Bad Teacher," a new relatively-low budget comedy that opens Friday, starring the big-budget cast of Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake and Jason Segal, had a splashy premiere at the Ziegfeld means something.

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  • They did, after all, drop their hosts from the rafters like Ziegfeld showgirls, while draping the proscenium in tinsel lights and the stage in drapes.

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  • Audiences at the Ziegfeld for the movie's premiere on Monday howled at some of the hilarious bits including the lovers arrested on the iconic Hollywood sign-LA's most important monument -- cops homing in by helicopter.

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  • The dramatic mortar in which Prince, Bennett, Sondheim and Goldman chose to wield their matrimony-assailing pestle is the night before the edifice is due to be razed where Sally and Phyllis, both Weismann girls read Ziegfeld girls, plied their talents.

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