14 February 2009
Relevant to my Interests, Ep. 15
Ruth Etting got her start in the Ziegfeld Follies (Like many great talents from back in the day), and later appeared in several short films between 1929 and 1936, and only three full-length pictures--most notably Roman Scandals with Eddie Cantor and Hips, Hips, Hooray! with Wheeler and Woolsey. Ruth Etting was one of the most popular singers of the 1930s, and with good reason--she had an absolutely wonderful singing voice (here's some proof, if you don't believe me). In fact, I like her for her vocal talents even more so than for her looks (which weren't too bad, either, by the way). I'm not completely shallow, you may be surprised to find.