Tag Archives: Billie Burke

The Great Ziegfeld

The Great Ziegfeld (1936) Coney Island’s sideshows had PT Barnum… Monte Carlo’s Ballet Russe had Diagalev… and Broadway had Florenz Ziegfeld Jr, a huckster, a gambler, and a womanizer of exquisite taste who introduced his signature showgirls, brought vaudeville comedians uptown, and staged elaborate productions […]

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz (1939) A bumpkin farmgirl becomes a national hero when she accidently murders two ruthless dictators, and exposes a corrupt and powerless central government. Basically, it’s the template for US foreign policy in the 20th century. Forget critical analysis, forget Citizen Kane, […]