Remaining Ziegfeld Girls Celebrate New Amsterdam’s 100th Anniversary
NEW YORK, NY — According to this article from the Washington Post, two remaining ‘Ziegfeld Girls’ — from the legendary Ziegfeld Follies that performed at the New Amsterdam Theatre from 1913-1927 — were on hand for the theater’s 100th birthday celebration.
Doris Eaton, 99, and Barbara Hunter, 98, still elegant (and, believe it or not, still dancing), struck similar poses as in vintage photographs of themselves when they were showgirls under Florenz Ziegfeld.
The New Amsterdam became a movie house in the 40s, and closed in the 80s. It was brilliantly restored by Disney in 1997. It is currently hosting the Broadway version of “The Lion King”. Said Hunter of her days in the Ziegfeld Follies, “It was never indecent. It was something you could take the family to. It was beauty mostly, and music.”