April Is Ziegfeld Month! Starring Judy Garland

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April is Ziegfeld Month!  Well, it was in 1941 and 1946.  Both Ziegfeld Girl and Ziegfeld Follies of 1946 were in general release in the month April, the former on April 25, 1941, and the latter in late 1945 and early 1946.  Ziegfeld Follies of 1946 premiered in August 1945 but was then held from release until 1946 due to cuts and the shuffling of numbers required for the revue format of the film to run smoothly.

In celebration of both films, and Judy’s roles in them, here is a gallery of miscellaneous ads and articles.

For details about Ziegfeld Girl with more photos and media, check out The Judy Room’s Special Spotlight Section on the film.

There is no spotlight section nor are there any pages yet devoted to Ziegfeld Follies of 1946 at The Judy Room – yet.  🙂



  1. Interesting ads…too bad they’re too small to read (at least with my eyes). I’m curious who that “Ziegfeld Girl of the week” was in the closeup. I remember her closeup with Tony Martin during that section before “You Stepped Out of a Dream.” Trying to read her name. Oh, well.

    Nicely done!

    1. Thank you! If you click on any image it takes you to a larger version that you can “scroll” through. There is a feature of than to “View full size” so you can see them and read them. That’s a browser feature, I’m not sure how it works on mobile devices. Give it a try! 🙂

  2. Great work as always. I love Ziegfeld Girl and i adore Judy in Ziegfeld Follies of 1946, but I found the movie The Great Ziegfeld to be boring, long, and tedious. I had to force myself to keep watching. It is not because Judy was not in it; I just found it to be a lackluster film.

    1. “The Great Ziegfeld” is indeed much too long. There are a lot of great parts to it, the musical numbers and especially Fanny Brice, but overall it’s quite the commitment to watch. I think it might play better on the big screen.

      “Ziegfeld Follies” is too long as well. I find myself skipping the comedy sketches, except Red Skelton. And although “Ziegfeld Girl” is also long, but it’s so gloriously over the top that it’s great fun to watch. 🙂 Judy, Lana, Hedy – who could ask for more?

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