Songs in ANNA HELD'S "M'LLE BABY" Musical Comedy 1913
DINAH SONG HITS in ANNA HELD'S "M'LLE BABY" All Star Variete Jubilee. Book & Lyrics by Stanley Murphy, Music by Henry I. Marshall, Published by Jerome H. Remick & Co., New York - Detroit, 1913.
Helene Anna Held (1873?-1918), known as Anna Held, was one of the most inventive, beautiful and engaging stars of the beginning of the 20th century. Anna Held was a Polish-born stage performer and singer on Broadway. While appearing in London, she was spotted by impresario Florenz Ziegfeld, who brought her to America as his common-law wife.
Anna Held in 'MLLE. BABY.'; Appears in Little Musical Comedy, with Vaudeville Acts, at Casino. The lovely color cover photo of Anna Held in gown and wild double-plumed hat is from a show called M’lle Baby, described as an All Star Varieté Jubilee! Anna was now on her own, having been deserted by Ziegfeld. She was now being managed by John Cort.
She spent the years of World War I working in vaudeville and touring France, performing for French soldiers and raising money for the war effort. She was considered a war heroine for her contributions, and was highly regarded for the courage she displayed in traveling to the front lines, to be where she could do the most good.
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