Beryl Halley : the life and follies of a Ziegfeld beauty, 1897-1988 / Jacob L. Bapst and Ivan M. Tribe
- Bladen to Rio Grande, 1897-1913 -- Rio Grande to Norfolk, Virginia, 1913-1920 -- Norfolk to Broadway, 1920-1924 -- Ziegfeld girl, 1924-1925 -- Palm Beach nights, The bunk ... and more, 1926-1927 -- The Bladen beauty's "Big Apple," or Beryl Halley's New York City -- The world she left behind, or Gallia County in prosperity and depression -- Life After the Follies, 1927-1929 -- Surviving the Depression, 1929-1933 -- Marriage and the Ziegfeld Girls Club, 1933-1941 -- New York to Texas, 1941-1953 -- Texas, 1953-1988.
- "Born in rural Ohio in 1897, Beryl Halley was educated at a strict Freewill Baptist school. After briefly teaching in a one-room schoolhouse, she joined the navy in 1918 before her unlikely path led her to Broadway, then to the Ziegfeld Follies (1923-1925). She also appeared in Earl Carroll's Vanities and other revues, as well as in films, and had a widely publicized brush with the law in 1926. She retired from show business in 1930, married an insurance executive and had a family, later reappearing in the public eye as an officer in the Ziegfeld Girls' Club. Making her home in Houston in the 1950s, she worked as legal secretary for a large law firm. Her death at age 90 was unpublicized. Her story is told here for the first time" --
- 9781476676432 (paperback)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-203) and index.
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