Florenz Ziegfeld, born and raised in Chicago, would go on to be one of the most famous vaudeville and theatrical impresarios of Broadway, including his famous Ziegfeld Follies.
Ziegfeld’s first success came with promoting the strongman Eugen Sandow at the Columbian Exposition of 1893.
Contestants in the “Mr. High School” contest, 1953, Chicago.
Gene and Pat Jantzen with their bodybuilder baby, c.1949. From Stanley Kubrick’s photo essay of Chicago.
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