Ziegfeld Follies of 1911 (1911). Musical revue/extravaganza. Music by Maurice Levi
and Raymond Hubbell. Based on material by George V. Hobart. Musical Direction by Joseph Sainton. Music arranged by Gus Sohlke and Jack Mason. Lyrics by George V. Hobart
. Additional Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
, Jerome Kern
, James B. Blyler, ...
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What little voice I have left has to be nursed and petted like a prize cat. I study carefully the acoustics of each theatre I appear in. There is always one particular spot on the stage from which the voice carries better, more clearly and easily than from any other. I make it my business to find that spot before the first performance, and once I find it I stick to it like a postage stamp.
His pride in his ethnicity and refusal to knuckle under to the prevalent racism of his era knew no bounds. The following incident is illustrative: While still a star with the Ziegfeld Follies, he walked into a bar and ordered a drink. The bartender, hoping to discourage him, told him that the price was $50.00 a drink. Williams immediately produced a roll of hundred dollar bills from his pocket ...
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