The theatrical side of 1920s fashion; just as captivating (if not more so) as the widely-worn styles of the day. These portraits are of performers from the Ziegfeld Follies – a series of theatrical productions on Broadway in New York that ran from 1907 through 1931. New York’s version of a variety show was inspired by the Folies Bergère in Paris, that long-running entertainment venue where Manet painted his famous portrait of a bar girl, and – much like the Parisian version – staged performances for many of the era’s top performers.

Ziegfeld Follies vintage portraits

Ziegfeld Follies dancer portraits

Ziegfeld Follies dancer portraits

Ziegfeld Follies dancer portraits

Ziegfeld Follies dancer portraits

Ziegfeld Follies dancer portraits

These portraits are of Muriel Finley, Helen Henderson, Peggy Shannon, Adrienne Ames, Alice Wilkie, and Dorothy Wegman.

Via Retronaut.

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