Tuesday, December 2, 2014
The Real Ziegfeld Girls
After yesterday's spotlight on Ziegfeld Girls (1941) I started thinking about the girls who donned the sparkly, silk pieces of clothing and entertained thousands with their beauty.
There were hundreds of girls who became a part of the Ziegfeld Follies. Becoming a Ziegfeld Girl provided opportunities for many of them to become actresses and even marry wealthy and prominent men. I know in our modern times that sounds so archaic but if a girl comes from a poor family, becoming a Ziegfeld Girl would place her in a better position in life.
The photos of the Ziegfeld Girls displayed a sense of unabashed sexuality. They were sensual without being overtly sexual and beautiful because they are so tastefully done.
Here are some ravishingly stunning photos of the Ziegfeld Girls of yesteryear:
Aren't these photos just jaw dropping? I sometimes wonder if they enjoyed doing these photo shoots and if they were proud of the work they did later in life. There is no denying that the beauty captured by the photographer of these girls will endure time.