‘Ziegfeld Girl’ playing at ParamountPublished 10:50pm Saturday, February 15, 2014
The 2014 Paramount Movie Series continues this week at 7:30 p.m., on Thursday, with the 1941 classic “Ziegfeld Girl.”
The story takes place in the 1920s when the Ziegfeld Follies were the biggest shows on Broadway. They were a series of elaborate revues, considered something between today’s Broadway productions and a more elaborate Vaudeville show.
Conceived by Florenz Ziegfeld, the Follies ran in New York from 1907 through 1931, and featured the top entertainers of the era. The productions were famous for the numerous, beautiful chorus girls known as Zeigfeld Girls.
The movie focuses on several young women in New York who are hoping to get their chance to become a Ziegfeld Girl.
Lana Turner plays an elevator operator in love with her boyfriend who is played by Jimmy Stewart, and is noticed by Ziegfeld’s assistant. Judy Garland plays a 19-year old Vaudeville vet who gets a chance to audition her singing talents. Hedy Lamarr plays a dark European beauty who get noticed backstage while her husband is auditioning for the orchestra.
Come see what happens next when all three young women get caught in a whirl of success, opportunity and temptation after making it into the Follies.
The Movie Series is brought to you by Knutson Construction, with support from Anderson Memorials, Arens Heating and Air Conditioning, First Farmers and Merchants Bank, and Rod and Mary Nordeng.
Tickets for all the movies are only $5 and can be purchased online at austinareaarts.org or at the Paramount Theatre before the show and Tuesday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m.
The Movie Series will return on Thursday, March 20 with “An American in Paris.”