Anna Held & Birth of Ziegfeld's


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University Press of Kentucky
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6.25 X 9.33 X 1.07 inches | 1.36 pounds

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About the Author

Eve Golden is the author of numerous theater and film biographies, including Anna Held and the Birth of Ziegfeld's Broadway, The Brief, Madcap Life of Kay Kendall, and John Gilbert: The Last of the Silent Film Stars.


"Golden's authoritative biography of Ms. Held's rise from entertainer to wife of Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. is an excellent depiction of a woman famous for her milk baths and heroism during World War I, as well as a colorful picture of American culture." -- Dallas Morning News

"A consistently fascinating biography of the most popular star of musical comedy in the years before World War I." -- Palm Beach Post

"Interesting reading for theater lovers and history buffs alike." -- Anniston Star

"A nicely researched, sprightly biography.... Half of the book's fun comes from watching Held's theater-dabbling second husband, Florenz Ziegfeld, become the dynamic producter he is remembered as today." -- Booklist

"Captures effectively Held's unique charm and stage presence and provides new insights into Held's often less-than-glamorous personal and professional life, including her war efforts in France during WWI." -- Choice

"A fascinating look at a dynamic period in Western history through the life of one extraordinary woman." -- Library Journal

"Golden succeeds in communicating Held's charm." -- New York Times Book Review

"In this extravagantly entertaining biography, Golden places Held squarely center stage while painting a meticulously detailed portrait of the dawn of the last century.... Readers will succumb to her vibrantly told tale." -- Publishers Weekly