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Ziegfeld

[zig-feld] /ˈzɪg fɛld/
noun
1.
Florenz
[flawr-uh nz,, flor-] /ˈflɔr ənz,, ˈflɒr-/ (Show IPA),
1867–1932, U.S. theatrical producer.
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  • No, I ain't gettin' her mixed with any of Mr. Ziegfeld's stars, nor she ain't any broker's bride plucked from the switch-board.

    Torchy and Vee Sewell Ford
  • Mr. Ziegfeld never produced so fantastic and colorful a spectacle.

    Where the Strange Trails Go Down E. Alexander Powell
  • Burdened by years of success, Mr. Ziegfeld must be hampered by innumerable rules about revue making.

    Pieces of Hate Heywood Broun
  • A certain reserve and reticence is part of the Ziegfeld tradition.

    Pieces of Hate Heywood Broun
  • Each of the Ziegfeld Follies is perfect of its kind, but just as in the plays of Pinero, form has triumphed over substance.

    Pieces of Hate Heywood Broun
  • They bloomed along the fence today like a Ziegfeld chorus on an outing.

    Biltmore Oswald J. Thorne Smith, Jr.
  • As somebody or other has so aptly said, "It's great to be young and a Ziegfeld chorus girl."

    Pieces of Hate Heywood Broun
  • Here, my dear pilgrims, is an entertainment to be squeezed between Ziegfeld's and the Winter Garden.

    Hints to Pilgrims Charles Stephen Brooks
  • Well, these Arctic horrors are Ziegfeld beauts compared to the Martian fair sex.

    Mars Confidential Jack Lait
British Dictionary definitions for Ziegfeld

Ziegfeld

/ˈziːɡˌfɛld/
noun
1.
Florenz (ˈflɒrənz). 1869–1932, US theatrical producer, noted for his series of extravagant revues (1907–31), known as the Ziegfeld Follies
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Word Origin and History for Ziegfeld

in reference to showgirls or stage revues, 1913, from Florenz Ziegfeld (1869-1932), U.S. theatrical producer, who staged annual "follies" from 1907-1931.

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