Century Girl : 100 Years in the Life of Doris Eaton Travis, Last Living Star of the "Ziegfield Follies"
The Ziegfeld Follies, Florenz Ziegfeld's stage spectacular, promised the best performers, the most lavish sets, and the most ravishing girls. Doris Eaton Travis was one of these prized beauties-and, at 14, was chosen as the youngest chorus girl in the Follies. "Mine eyes are yet dim with the luminous beauty of a girl named Doris," one Chicago reviewer wrote. Today, at the age of 102, Eaton is the last living Ziegfeld girl. Over the past century, she has performed for presidents and princesses, entertained Gershwin, Lindbergh, and Astaire, starred in silent and talking pictures, bantered with Babe Ruth, offended Henry Ford, outlived six siblings, written a newspaper column, hosted a television show, earned a Phi Beta Kappa degree in history, raised turkeys, and raced horses. Century Girl is a visual tour of this extraordinary woman's journey through the ages.
- Hardback | 187 pages
- 210.8 x 289.6 x 30.5mm | 1,224.71g
- 07 Dec 2006
- HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- United States
"Doris Eaton is the darling of Broadway, a New York treasure." -- Nils Hanson, National Ziegfeld Club