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The American Showmen


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Michael Craig presents the second of a 26-part series on the outstanding producers of entertainment in the USA this century.
This week: Ziegfeld(part2) p. G. WODEHOUSE : They were all characters in those days, people like Ziegfeld - he really knew his business.'
RUBY KEELER: ' If you could play with Mr Ziegfeld , that was the tops. He was a wonderful man to work for.'
ARTHUR SCHWARTZ : He knew a great deal about girls and costumes and scenery and practically nothing about comedy.' CLARE LUCE: ' I don't think Ziegfeld would allow the sex act on the stage in his productions for the simple reason that it was part of an artistic sense he had. I don't think he wanted shock value so much as beauty.' and also the voices of: EDDIE CANTOR. STANLEY GREEN JOHNNY MERCER , NONO OTERO KEENAN WYNN


Unknown: Michael Craig
Unknown: G. Wodehouse
Unknown: Mr Ziegfeld
Unknown: Arthur Schwartz
Unknown: Eddie Cantor.
Unknown: Stanley Green
Unknown: Johnny Mercer
Unknown: Nono Otero
Unknown: Keenan Wynn
Unknown: Bill Sullivan
Written By: Benny Green
Producer: David Rayvern Allen

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