Sandow: No Folly with Ziegfeld’s First Glorification – Iron Game History – May, 1998

On 21 March 1896, Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. starred the French Actress Anna Held in A Parlor Match, and this production is what historians cite as the precedent that later became Ziegfeld’s hallmark the glorification of women. Although there is validity in this historical account, it is nevertheless misleading.