Many musicals set in NYC are connected with Broadway, but the successful stage productions spawned film adaptions that used NYC as the actual backdrop.
Today marks the 108th anniversary of the premier of the extravagant and iconic 'Ziegfield Follies' to crowds on the roof of Jardin De Paris in New York.
My great, great grandmother, Mary, was a Ziegfeld Girl with the Ziegfeld Follies. She was sixteen when she left her Boston suburb and headed to New York City with dreams of being a dancer. By the time she was eighteen she was officially a Ziegfeld Girl; it was 1909.