Anna Held, wearing an ornate floral dress and hat, c1900
Aimé Dupont, photographer
Anna Held (19 March 1872 – 12 August 1918) was a Polish stage performer and singer on Broadway. While appearing in London, she had been spotted by impresario Florenz Ziegfeld, who brought her to America as his common-law wife. Her fame seems to have owed more to Ziegfeld's promotional flair than to any intrinsic talent, and she did not gain critical acclaim. But her uninhibited style inspired the long-running series of popular revues, the Ziegfeld Follies.
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Dupont, Aimé, photographer. Anna Held, full-length portrait, standing, facing front with both hands raised behind her head, wearing an ornate floral dress and hat. , ca. 1900. Mar. 10. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2007681315/