July 18, 2019

Today in History: Lillian Russell

Today in History–November 22–the Library of Congress features musical theater star Lillian Russell, who made her debut at Tony Pastor's Theatre in New York City on this date in 1880. Performing light opera and vaudeville shows, Russell had a successful career  for nearly three decades. After, she devoted much of her time to politics. Learn more about Ms. Russell by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access primary sources related to one of America's first … [Read more...]

Today in History: Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.

Today in History–March 21–the Library of Congress features showman Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr., born on this day in 1869 (or, possibly, 1867). Learn more about this entertainment impresario who produced the Ziegfeld Follies by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access primary sources related to Ziegfeld and the theater. Ziegfeld images Florenz Ziegfeld historical newspaper coverage Ziegfeld Follies historical newspaper coverage Ziegfeld Follies songs … [Read more...]