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Anna Held: Pics, Shows, Posters, Clippings
by jane for group historicalziegfeld May 17, 2010

For cast listings for Anna Held's shows on Broadway:

http://www.ibdb.com/person.php?id=44793

(March 8, 1872 – August 12, 1918) Anna Held performed in Ziegfeld's plays and musicals A Parlor Match (1896), The French Maid (1897), Papa's Wife (1899), The Little Duchess (1901-1902), Mam'selle Napoleon (1903), Higgledy-Piggledy (1904), A Parisian Model (1908), and Miss Innocence (1908-1909).

Touring through Europe she was appearing in London in 1896 when she met Florenz Ziegfeld. Ziegfeld asked her to return to New York City with him and she agreed. She became his common law wife and a popular actress and composer.

From 1905 Held enjoyed several successes on Broadway which apart from bolstering Ziegfeld's fortune, made her a millionaire in her own right. Ziegfeld's talent for creating publicity stunts ensured that Held's name remained well known. Held suggested the format for what would become the famous Ziegfeld Follies in 1907, and helped Ziegfeld establish the most lucrative phase of his career.

In 1909 he began an affair with the actress Lillian Lorraine. Held remained hopeful that his fascination would pass and he would return to her, but instead he turned his attentions to another actress Billie Burke, whom he would marry in 1914.

Anna collapsed onstage in 1918 and died after a few months from multiple myeloma at age 46. She is interred at Cemetery of the Gate of Heaven in Hawthorne, New York. Ziegfeld was castigated by the media he had so studiously courted, for his mistreatment of Held and apparent indifference to her illness, and his notable absence from her funeral.


Fotos de Anna (Translated to Portuguese by daniele, thank you!):

(8 de março de 1872 – 12 de agosto de 1918) Anna Held estrelou musicais de Ziegfeld como The Parlor Match (1896), The French Maid (1897), Papa’s Wife (1899), The Little Dutchess (1901-1902), Mam’selle Napoleon (1903), Higgledy-Piggledy (1904), A Parisian Model (1908) e Miss Innocence (1908-1909).

Durante uma apresentação londrina, parte de sua turnê européia, Anna conheceu Ziegfeld, em 1896. Ziegfeld tentou convencê-la a voltar para Nova York com ele e ela concordou. Ela logo se tornou sua esposa, atriz e compositora de sucesso.

A partir de 1905, Anna começa uma carreira impecável que a tornaria uma artista milionária a despeito de trabalhar com Ziegfeld. No entanto, o talento dele para criar publicidade fez o nome de Anna Held conhecido em todos os lugares. Foi Anna quem teve a idéia do primeiro Ziegfeld Follies de 1907 e assim ela o ajudou a vivenciar sua fase mais lucrativa.

Em 1909 Ziegfeld começou um caso com a atriz Lillian Lorraine. Held permaneceu por algum tempo esperançosa de que a fascinação de seu marido pela atriz passaria e ele retornaria para ela. Mas isso não aconteceu e o empresário se apaixonou por outra atriz, Billie Burke, com quem se casou em 1914.

Em 1918 Anna se sentiu mal no palco e adoeceu. Ela faleceu meses depois vítima de um raro câncer nos ossos, aos 46 anos de idade. Ela está enterrada no Cemetery of The gate of Heaven, em Hawthorne, Nova York. Ziegfeld foi massacrado pela imprensa a qual ele tão minuciosamente tentou consquistar, pelo fato de não ter comparecido ao funeral de Anna. Ele também permanceu indiferente à doença da ex-esposa, parecendo não se importar com seu estado de saúde.

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Ziegfeld Performers for this album (not all are in photos):

Adelaide Orton, Aimee Angeles, Anna Wilson, Billy Billie Norton, Bonnie Maginn, Dorothy Follis, Edith Decker, Edna Goodrich, Edith St. Claire, Edythe Moyer, Elsie Baird, Elsie Janis, Emma Janvier, Evelyn Ormsby (Anna Held Sadie's Girl), Frances Wilson, Gene Luneska, Gertrude Hoffman, Josephine Cunningham Whittell (Chorus Girl, The Parisian Model), La Petite Marguerite, Mabella Baker, Mable Synder, Madlyn Summers, Mae May McKenzie, Mae Paul, Marie Dressler, Mathida Cottrelly, McCoy Sisters (Bessie McCoy, Nellie McCoy), Nina Randall, Pearl Robinson (Anna Held Sadie's Girl), Ray Gilmore, Trixie Friganza, Truly Shattuck, Valeska Suratt ?, news says Flo contracted her for Miss Innocence but I can't find that she ever performed in that show), Violet Jewell.

Aubrey Boucicault, Alfred Pyke, Arthur Lawrence, Charles A. Bigelow, E.A. Tester, Edouard Durand, Edward Gore, F. Stanton Heck, Fletcher Norton, Frank Mayne, Frank Moulan, Frank Rushworth, Francklyn Wallace, Franz Ebert, Harry M. Blake, Harry Morris, Henri Leoni, Henry Bergman, Howard Stevens, James H. Bradbury, J.S. Dunlevy, J.S. Northern, Joe Weber, Joseph W. Herbert, Karl Becca, Laurence Lawrence d'Orsay, Max Sharpe, Reginald Carrington, Richard Wallace, Robert Hickman, Robert Patton Gibbs, Sam Marion, Sim Pulen, William Morris.

Also in this album: Flo Ziegfeld, Maryon Dale (as Anna Held)

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