Cinema: Zaza

Zaza (Paramount). This ancient tearjerker, about a French cancan dancer whose fun is spoilt when she learns that her lover is married, has a noteworthy history. It was first produced in Paris in 1890, as a vehicle for Gabrielle Réjane. Eight years later, David Belasco used it to further the fabulous career of red-headed Mrs. Leslie Carter. In 1920, Zaza became an opera for Geraldine Farrar. In 1923, Gloria Swanson was Zaza in a silent picture. A favorite item in the repertory of stock-company leading ladies the world over, Zaza has been running...

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