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George White's Scandals
George White's Scandals
were a long-running string of Broadway revues produced by George White that ran from 1919–1939, modeled after the Ziegfeld Follies.[1] The "Scandals" launched the careers of many entertainers, including W. C. Fields, the Three Stooges, Ray Bolger, Helen Morgan, Ethel Merman, Ann Miller, Eleanor Powell, Bert Lahr
Bert Lahr
and Rudy Vallée.[2] Louise Brooks, Dolores Costello, Alice White, and Alice Faye
Alice Faye
got their show business start as lavishly dressed (or underdressed) chorus girls strutting to the "Scandal Walk."[citation needed] Much of George Gershwin's early work appeared in the 1920–24 editions of Scandals. The Black Bottom, danced by Ziegfeld Follies star Ann Pennington and Tom Patricola, touched off a national dance craze.[citation needed] George White's Scandals
George White's Scandals
is also the name of several movies set within the Scandals, all of which focus primarily on the show's acts, with a thin backstage plot stringing them all together. The best known of these was 1934's George White's Scandals
George White's Scandals
written by Jack Yellen, which marked the film debut of Alice Faye.[3] Flapper-era cartoonist and designer Russell Patterson
Russell Patterson
worked on Broadway in various capacities; for George White's Scandals
George White's Scandals
of 1936, he served as scenic designer.[4] George White's Scandals
George White's Scandals
of 1920 was featured in an episode of the television series The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.[citation needed]

Contents

1 George White 2 The Scandals casts

2.1 1919 2.2 1920 2.3 1921 2.4 1922 2.5 1923 2.6 1924 2.7 1925 2.8 1926 2.9 1928 2.10 1929 2.11 1931 2.12 1932 (Music Hall Varieties) 2.13 1934 (film) 2.14 1935 (film) 2.15 1936 2.16 1939

3 References 4 External links

George White[edit] Main article: George White (producer) White was an American theatrical producer and director who also was an actor, choreographer, composer, dancer, dramatist, lyricist and screenwriter, as well as a Broadway theater-owner. Appearing in the Ziegfeld Follies
Ziegfeld Follies
of 1915, he popularized the Turkey Trot dance.[5][6] The Scandals casts[edit]

Christine Welford appeared in the 1919, 1920 and 1921 editions.[7]

1919[edit]

Lester Allen La Sylphe Peggy Dolan Ann Pennington Ona Munson The George White Girls, including Christine Welford[7]

1920[edit]

Lester Allen Peggy Dolan Lou Holtz La Sylphe Ann Pennington The George White Girls, including Christine Welford[7]

1921[edit]

Lester Allen Lou Holtz Tess Gardella Charles King Ann Pennington The George White Girls, including Christine Welford[7]

1922[edit]

Lester Allen Dolores Costello Peggy Dolan W. C. Fields Winnie Lightner Sally Long Paul Whiteman
Paul Whiteman
& His Orchestra The George White Girls

1923[edit]

Lester Allen Winnie Lightner The Breens Johnny Dooley Tom Patricola Tip Top Four The George White Girls (including Dolores Costello, Helene Costello, Edna May Reed and Alice White)

1924[edit]

Lester Allen Tony DeMarco Peggy Dolan Winnie Lightner Tom Patricola The George White Girls (including Louise Brooks, Dolores Costello, Helene Costello, Dorothy Sebastian, Sally Starr, and Alice White)

1925[edit]

Helen Morgan Gordon Dooley Elm City Four The McCarthy Sisters Tom Patricola The George White Girls (including Louise Brooks
Louise Brooks
and Alice White)

1926[edit]

The Fairbanks Twins Portland Hoffa Willie and Eugene Howard Tom Patricola Ann Pennington Harry Richman Frances Williams The George White Girls (including Alice White)

1928[edit]

Tom Patricola Harry Richman The Russell Markert Dancers Frances Williams The George White Girls (including Boots Mallory)

1929[edit]

Jack Durant Elm City Four Ted and Sally Willie and Eugene Howard Frances Williams The George White Girls

1931[edit]

Ray Bolger Ethel Merman Rudy Vallée Alice Faye Beth White

1932 (Music Hall Varieties)[edit]

Lili Damita Bert Lahr Harry Richman Eleanor Powell The Dancing Beauties (including Barbara Pepper)

1934 (film)[edit]

Rudy Vallée Jimmy Durante Ketti Gallian Alice Faye Cliff Edwards Dixie Dunbar Gertrude Michael

1935 (film)[edit]

Alice Faye James Dunn Cliff Edwards Eleanor Powell Lyda Roberti Ned Sparks Dixie Dunbar

1936[edit]

Cliff Edwards Bert Lahr Rudy Vallée Willie and Eugene Howard The George White Girls

1939[edit]

Ben Blue Ella Logan Ann Miller Harry Stockwell The Three Stooges The George White Girls

References[edit]

^ MUZE. "Broadway The American Musical". PBS. Retrieved January 19, 2016.  ^ MUZE. "Broadway The American Musical". PBS. Retrieved January 19, 2016.  ^ Arnold, Jeremy. " George White's Scandals
George White's Scandals
1945". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved January 19, 2016. [permanent dead link] ^ Profile, BroadwayWorld International Database; accessed March 30, 2014. ^ "George White", PBS, accessed October 7, 2015 ^ Edwards, Bobb. "George White". Find a Grave. Retrieved 22 December 2014.  ^ a b c d Christine Welford at IBDB

External links[edit]

George White at the Internet Broadway Database George White's Scandals
George White's Scandals
1919 at the Internet Broadway Database George White's Scandals
George White's Scandals
1920 at the Internet Broadway Database George White's Scandals
George White's Scandals
on IMDb

v t e

George and Ira Gershwin
Ira Gershwin
musicals, operas and films

Together

A Dangerous Maid Primrose Lady, Be Good! Tell Me More Tip-Toes Song of the Flame Oh, Kay! Strike Up the Band Funny Face Rosalie Treasure Girl Show Girl Girl Crazy Delicious (film) Of Thee I Sing Pardon My English Let 'Em Eat Cake Porgy and Bess Shall We Dance (film) A Damsel in Distress (film) The Goldwyn Follies
The Goldwyn Follies
(film) The Shocking Miss Pilgrim
The Shocking Miss Pilgrim
(film)

George

La La Lucille Morris Gest Midnight Whirl George White's Scandals
George White's Scandals
(1920–1924, including Blue Monday) Our Nell The Rainbow Sweet Little Devil

Ira

Two Little Girls in Blue Be Yourself That's a Good Girl Life Begins at 8:40 Ziegfeld Follies
Ziegfeld Follies
of 1936 Lady in the Dark The North Star (film) Cover Girl (film) The Firebrand of Florence Where Do We Go from Here? (film) Park Avenue The Barkleys of Broadway
The Barkleys of Broadway
(film) A Star Is Born (film) The Country Girl (film)

repurposed

Rhapsody in Blue (film) An American in Paris (film) My One and Only (musical) Crazy for You Nice Work If You Can Get It An American in Paris (musical) A Damsel In Distre

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