The Theatre: Show Girls

In Manhattan last week Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. spun around in his chair and seized a telephone. In Los Angeles, Fred Stone soon heard his telephone bell ring. Mr. Ziegfeld wanted Dorothy, golden-haired dancing daughter of Mr. Stone, to proceed immediately to Manhattan to play the lead in Show Girl. Where was Dorothy? On Will Rogers' ranch outside Hollywood, said her father. "Call her," snapped Ziegfeld. Fred Stone said that Will Rogers had no telephone in his breezy retreat. "Fly to her," pleaded Mr. Ziegfeld. Fred...

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