|Intl. Notebook||Feb 20 2014|
Are you serious? You call that thing a nose?
Comedian W.C. Fields, née William Claude Dukenfield, jokes around with chorus girls Helen Ellsworth, Helene Sheldon, Cricket Wooten, and Margy Martyn during a rehearsal for Florenz Ziegfeld’s Ziegfeld Follies revues. Fields was a Follies cast member off and on from 1915 until 1925. He was known from the beginning of his career for having a large nose, and it reddened and grew over time due to rosacea and rhinophyma. This shot is from today, 1925.
BroadwayZiegfeld FolliesW.C. FieldsWilliam Claude DukenfieldHelen EllsworthHelene SheldonCricket WootenMargy MartynFlorenz Ziegfeld