People: The Busy Life

Billie Burke, who now plays twittery movie matrons, used to be the vivacious, red-haired toast of New York. She earned $1,500 a week, kept a Rolls-Royce for herself and a "nice Packard" for her mother. She lived in a whirl of furs, maids and flowers, and married Follies Producer Florenz Ziegfeld. Last week in Collier's, Billie reminisced about the great Flo and the gaudy '20s.

After their 1914 wedding in Hoboken, N.J., Billie discovered that Ziegfeld wore long, silk, peach-colored underwear, which she quickly threw away. But life went on being brightly colored. Ziegfeld...

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