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Ziegfeld

BY jane, ON Thursday, August 18, 2011

A great treasure of New York City is the Ziegfeld Theatre.  The Ziegfeld was built in 1927 as a Broadway theatre. It was sadly razed in 1966, but eventually relocated and rebuilt in 1969 as a movie palace. It is now is the last remaining movie palace in New York. I recently saw The Help there and while I always enjoy a good movie, the real thrill in seeing a movie at the Ziegfeld is surveying all the Ziegfeld Follies Girls’ shoes and boas and programs that are in glass cases lining the lobby walls.  Doris Eaton was probably the youngest Follies Girl, and also was the last remaining one, until she passed in May of 2010. The finite end of the era. Many of her costume pieces are on display.

The playfulness of the letter Z that is in the sidewalk as you enter the theatre is a delightful ambigram.

The Z’s also work in a mirrored fashion on the door handles. A fun idea for a new couple’s monogram.  Let’s see what other letters I can flip and flop in my work today!

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