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Ziegfeld, Jr., Florenz (1867-1932)

Autograph Letter Signed

"F Ziegfeld". To "My dear friend Abell". Berlin, May 26, 1908. 1 p. on hotel stationery. In excellent condition. Typical fold.
The famous impresario writes a note to his dear friend the American critic Arthur Abell, trying to arrange a meeting while he is on vacation in Berlin. Abell was the Berlin correspondent for The Musical Courier from 1893-1938, afterwards working for The New York Times.
Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. was among the most successful American theater impresarios of the early twentieth century. His famed Ziegfeld Follies opened just one year before he wrote this letter. Ziegfeld had a hand in most aspects of these productions, helping to select the music (often by up-and-coming composers like Berlin, Gershwin, and Kern), the chorus girls, and the elaborate sets and costumes. The Follies would run annually through 1931.
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