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Ziegfeld by Ethan Mordden
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Nov 17, 09

bookshelves: memoirs-and-bios
Read in November, 2009

I appreciated Mordden's super-familiar, prosey-insidery-magaziney style at first. It was surprising and helped weave Ziegfeld's early days into a promising American Tale. And then...it lost me. I realized this book is really for Broadway die-hards, and that Mordden really doesn't care if you can keep up with all the allusions, name-dropping and fabulousness. Oh, well.
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11/09/2009 "Like a really, really, really long New Yorker article."

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