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* AutobiographicalRole: Ray Bolger, Harriet Hoctor, and [[Theatre/FunnyGirl Fanny Brice]], all veterans of the ''Ziegfeld Follies''.
* {{Blackface}}: One of the acts in the ''Ziegfeld Follies'' show, apparently Al Jolson.

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* AutobiographicalRole: Ray Bolger, Harriet AutobiographicalRole:Harriet Hoctor, and [[Theatre/FunnyGirl Fanny Brice]], all both veterans of the ''Ziegfeld Follies''.
* {{Blackface}}: One of the acts in the ''Ziegfeld Follies'' show, apparently Al Jolson.Eddie Cantor.


It was a huge success, winning the {{UsefulNotes/Academy Award}}s for Best Picture and Best Actress for Rainer. The next year Rainer won again for ''Literature/TheGoodEarth'', making her the first person ever to win back-to-back acting Oscars and one of only four to this day (the others being Creator/SpencerTracy, Creator/KatharineHepburn, and Creator/TomHanks). Oddly, not long after picking up her second golden statue her career tanked and by 1938 she was out of Hollywood.

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It was a huge success, winning the {{UsefulNotes/Academy Award}}s for Best Picture and Best Actress for Rainer. The next year Rainer won again for ''Literature/TheGoodEarth'', making her the first person ever to win back-to-back acting Oscars and one of only four five to this day (the others being Creator/SpencerTracy, Creator/KatharineHepburn, and Jason Robards,and Creator/TomHanks). Oddly, not long after picking up her second golden statue her career tanked and by 1938 she was out of Hollywood.



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* AdaptationalModesty: The actual ''Ziegfeld Follies'' included nudity and risqué situations; UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode prevented this from being shown on screen.


It is a {{Biopic}} about Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. (Powell) Broadway's most famous producer of his day. From humble beginnings as a carnival barker managing a strongman, Ziegfeld reaches the heights of success, producing hit show after hit show and staging the famous Ziegfeld Follies. It is also a showcase for numbers from his most famous shows. Rainer stars as Anna Held, Ziegfeld's first wife, a French singer who Ziegfeld manages to sign in what is a big step forward for his career. Loy is Ziegfeld's second wife, stage and film performer Billie Burke (the RealLife Burke played Glinda in ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''). And speaking of ''The Wizard of Oz'', Frank Morgan plays Billings, one of Ziegfeld's producer rivals.

It was a huge success, winning the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Picture and Best Actress for Rainer. The next year Rainer won again for ''Literature/TheGoodEarth'', making her the first person ever to win back-to-back acting Oscars and one of only four to this day (the others being Creator/SpencerTracy, Creator/KatharineHepburn, and Creator/TomHanks). Oddly, not long after picking up her second golden statue her career tanked and by 1938 she was out of Hollywood.

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It is a {{Biopic}} about Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. (Powell) (Powell), Broadway's most famous producer of his day. From humble beginnings as a carnival barker managing a strongman, Ziegfeld reaches the heights of success, producing hit show after hit show and staging the famous Ziegfeld Follies.''Ziegfeld Follies''. It is also a showcase for numbers from his most famous shows. Rainer stars as Anna Held, Ziegfeld's first wife, a French singer who whom Ziegfeld manages to sign in what is a big step forward for his career. Loy is Ziegfeld's second wife, stage and film performer Billie Burke (the RealLife Burke played Glinda in ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''). And speaking of ''The Wizard of Oz'', Frank Morgan plays Billings, one of Ziegfeld's producer rivals.

It was a huge success, winning the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward {{UsefulNotes/Academy Award}}s for Best Picture and Best Actress for Rainer. The next year Rainer won again for ''Literature/TheGoodEarth'', making her the first person ever to win back-to-back acting Oscars and one of only four to this day (the others being Creator/SpencerTracy, Creator/KatharineHepburn, and Creator/TomHanks). Oddly, not long after picking up her second golden statue her career tanked and by 1938 she was out of Hollywood.



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* AutobiographicalRole: Ray Bolger, Harriet Hoctor, and [[Theatre/FunnyGirl Fanny Brice,]] all veterans of the Ziegfeld Follies.
* {{Blackface}}: One of the acts in the "Ziegfeld Follies" show, apparently Al Jolson.

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* AutobiographicalRole: Ray Bolger, Harriet Hoctor, and [[Theatre/FunnyGirl Fanny Brice,]] Brice]], all veterans of the Ziegfeld Follies.
''Ziegfeld Follies''.
* {{Blackface}}: One of the acts in the "Ziegfeld Follies" ''Ziegfeld Follies'' show, apparently Al Jolson.



--> "I love all the girls."
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* CostumePorn: Both on and off his stage shows.

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--> "I -->'''Ziegfeld:''' I love all the girls."
girls.
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CharacterTitle: ''The Great Ziegfeld''
* CostumePorn: Both on and off his stage shows. The incredible expense of the costumes Ziegfeld commissions is a bit of a RunningGag.



* FamousLastWords: The page quote; his last words were a bit different.
* FriendlyRivalry: Between Ziegfeld and his rival producer, Mr. Billings. They are constantly trying to one-up each other, with Ziegfeld usually winning.

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* FamousLastWords: The page quote; his RealLife last words were a bit different.
* FriendlyRivalry: Between Ziegfeld and his rival producer, Mr. Billings. They are constantly trying to one-up each other, with Ziegfeld usually winning. Billings has a great respect for Ziegfeld, though, and always helps him finance another show whenever he goes broke.



* TheOner: The sequence of the first ''Ziegfeld Follies'' show, featuring the rotating stage, consists of two long takes, one of the complete rotation of the first level of the set, and the second climbing the stairs to the top.



* PrettyInMink: His first wife wears an ermine muff, hat, and trimmed jacket. His second wife is given a chinchilla cape for Christmas.

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* PrettyInMink: His PrettyInMink:
** Ziegfeld's
first wife wears an ermine muff, hat, and trimmed jacket. His second wife is given a chinchilla cape for Christmas.Christmas.
** Ziegfield gifts a $2,700 mink coat to a singer he's trying to hire away from a burlesque show. Thinking he's just a salesman trying to use a famous name to sell her a knockoff, she buys the coat for $40, then briefly panics when she realizes it's real, thinking she's just bought stolen goods. Ziegfeld then returns the $40 and invites her to his office.



* YourCheatingHeart: Ziegfeld has an affair with Audrey Dane--or it least it it very strongly implied that he does. Thanks to UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode, it's never explicitly shown.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Ziegfeld has an affair with Audrey Dane--or it least it it is very strongly implied that he does. Thanks to UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode, UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode (and the fact that Ziegfeld's wife Billie Burke was heavily involved in the production and wanted to show him in a good light), it's never explicitly shown.


* AsHimself: Ray Bolger, Harriet Hoctor, and [[Theatre/FunnyGirl Fanny Brice,]] all veterans of the Ziegfeld Follies.

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* AsHimself: AutobiographicalRole: Ray Bolger, Harriet Hoctor, and [[Theatre/FunnyGirl Fanny Brice,]] all veterans of the Ziegfeld Follies.


* AsHimself: Ray Bolger, Harriet Hoctor, and [[FunnyGirl Fanny Brice,]] all veterans of the Ziegfeld Follies.

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* AsHimself: Ray Bolger, Harriet Hoctor, and [[FunnyGirl [[Theatre/FunnyGirl Fanny Brice,]] all veterans of the Ziegfeld Follies.


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''The Great Ziegfeld'' is a 1936 film directed by Robert Z. Leonard, starring Creator/WilliamPowell, Luise Rainer, and Myrna Loy.

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''The Great Ziegfeld'' is a 1936 film directed by Robert Z. Leonard, starring Creator/WilliamPowell, Luise Rainer, and Myrna Loy.
Creator/MyrnaLoy.


* YourCheatingHeart: Ziegfeld has an affair with Audrey Dane--or it least it it very strongly implied that he does. Thanks to TheHaysCode, it's never explicitly shown.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Ziegfeld has an affair with Audrey Dane--or it least it it very strongly implied that he does. Thanks to TheHaysCode, UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode, it's never explicitly shown.


It is a {{Biopic}} about Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. (Powell) Broadway's most famous producer of his day. From humble beginnings as a carnival barker managing a strongman, Ziegfeld reaches the heights of success, producing hit show after hit show and staging the famous Ziegfeld Follies. It is also a showcase for numbers from his most famous shows. Rainer stars as Anna Held, Ziegfeld's first wife, a French singer who Ziegfeld manages to sign in what is a big step forward for his career. Loy is Ziegfeld's second wife, stage and film performer Billie Burke (the RealLife Burke played Glinda in ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'').

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It is a {{Biopic}} about Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. (Powell) Broadway's most famous producer of his day. From humble beginnings as a carnival barker managing a strongman, Ziegfeld reaches the heights of success, producing hit show after hit show and staging the famous Ziegfeld Follies. It is also a showcase for numbers from his most famous shows. Rainer stars as Anna Held, Ziegfeld's first wife, a French singer who Ziegfeld manages to sign in what is a big step forward for his career. Loy is Ziegfeld's second wife, stage and film performer Billie Burke (the RealLife Burke played Glinda in ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'').
''Film/TheWizardOfOz''). And speaking of ''The Wizard of Oz'', Frank Morgan plays Billings, one of Ziegfeld's producer rivals.



* CallForward: Ziegfeld suggests that Will Rogers expand his act beyond rope tricks, by including jokes and commentary on current event. Rogers, of course, became very famous by doing exactly that.

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* CallForward: Ziegfeld suggests that Will Rogers expand his act beyond rope tricks, by including jokes and commentary on current event.events. Rogers, of course, became very famous by doing exactly that.



* FriendlyRivalry: Between Ziegfeld and his rival producer, Mr. Billings ([[Film/TheWizardOfOz Frank Morgan]]). They are constantly trying to one-up each other, with Ziegfeld usually winning.

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* FriendlyRivalry: Between Ziegfeld and his rival producer, Mr. Billings ([[Film/TheWizardOfOz Frank Morgan]]).Billings. They are constantly trying to one-up each other, with Ziegfeld usually winning.



* OscarBait

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* OscarBaitOscarBait: Big splashy biopic of a showbiz impresario, with lots of musical numbers.

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It is a {{Biopic}} about Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. (Powell) Broadway's most famous producer of his day. From humble beginnings as a carnival barker managing a strongman, Ziegfeld reaches the heights of success, producing hit show after hit show and staging the famous Ziegfeld Follies. It is also a showcase for numbers from his most famous shows.

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It is a {{Biopic}} about Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. (Powell) Broadway's most famous producer of his day. From humble beginnings as a carnival barker managing a strongman, Ziegfeld reaches the heights of success, producing hit show after hit show and staging the famous Ziegfeld Follies. It is also a showcase for numbers from his most famous shows.
shows. Rainer stars as Anna Held, Ziegfeld's first wife, a French singer who Ziegfeld manages to sign in what is a big step forward for his career. Loy is Ziegfeld's second wife, stage and film performer Billie Burke (the RealLife Burke played Glinda in ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'').


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A 1936 {{Biopic}} about Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., Broadway's most famous producer of his day, who among other things staged the famous Ziegfeld Follies. It is also a showcase for numbers from his most famous shows. The film stars Creator/WilliamPowell as Ziegfeld, Myrna Loy as Ziegfeld's second wfe Billie Burke, and Luise Rainer as his first wife, Anna Held.

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A ''The Great Ziegfeld'' is a 1936 film directed by Robert Z. Leonard, starring Creator/WilliamPowell, Luise Rainer, and Myrna Loy.

It is a
{{Biopic}} about Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., Jr. (Powell) Broadway's most famous producer of his day, who among other things staged day. From humble beginnings as a carnival barker managing a strongman, Ziegfeld reaches the heights of success, producing hit show after hit show and staging the famous Ziegfeld Follies. It is also a showcase for numbers from his most famous shows. The film stars Creator/WilliamPowell as Ziegfeld, Myrna Loy as Ziegfeld's second wfe Billie Burke, and Luise Rainer as his first wife, Anna Held.
shows.


* ThoseTwoActors: This was the fourth of ''fourteen'' movies that Powell and Loy starred in together. This one is a little different from ''Film/TheThinMan'' and most of their other co-starring vehicles, as this is a William Powell film with Loy appearing only in the final third.


A 1936 {{Biopic}} about Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., Broadway's most famous producer of his day, who among other things staged the famous Ziegfeld Follies. It is also a showcase for numbers from his most famous shows. The film stars William Powell as Ziegfeld, Myrna Loy as Ziegfeld's second wfe Billie Burke, and Luise Rainer as his first wife, Anna Held.

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A 1936 {{Biopic}} about Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., Broadway's most famous producer of his day, who among other things staged the famous Ziegfeld Follies. It is also a showcase for numbers from his most famous shows. The film stars William Powell Creator/WilliamPowell as Ziegfeld, Myrna Loy as Ziegfeld's second wfe Billie Burke, and Luise Rainer as his first wife, Anna Held.

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