Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Last of the Follies Girls

I've been fascinated by the story of Flo Ziegfeld and his famous Follies since I first discovered a book about him at our local library back in the '50s. I now have a full collection of books tracing the story of man and his remarkable creative ability. He was particularly know for picking some of the most beautiful and talented women in the world to be Follies Girls. I was surprised to see in Tuesday's New York Times that Doris Eaton (Travis), the last of the Follies Girls, is still alive, well and literally kicking.

A right click on the picture of Doris in her heyday as a Ziegfeld girl will take you to the article. The vitality and spirit of the wowman, at 105, is amazing.

30 aprile - San Pio V Papa

5 comments:

sageweb said...

I love the legs!

Anonymous said...

she has led quite a life!
DF

yellowdog granny said...

what a life~......

more cowbell said...

Wow how did I miss this one? What a great story. She seems like one hell of a lady.

Judith in Umbria said...

If I live to that age, I plan to kick, too. One might as well get all there is going.