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The York Theater
March, 2012


This presentation was sponsored by the Eastern Division of Equity's Equal Employment Opportunity Committee. Created to celebrate women of 1913, the year our union formed; the year The Rehearsal Club was formed, the year Shaw wrote Pygmalion and the year the Ziegfeld Follies opened at the New Amsterdam on Broadway. ALL of these elements were presented using six original Ziegfeld Follies costumes to recreate the "ghosts" of a time gone by. Amazing evening directed by The Rehearsal Club's "Honorary Chair," Kathleen Conry. This logo, too, was painted by Betsy Ashton who extended the WWII women working icon idea.

And the presentation of the three new original songs written for the Rehearsal Club, inspired the writing of the full musical, "Good Girls Only."


Laurie Sanderson, current Ziegfeld Club President (wearing the peacock plumes),
is a direct descendant of a Ziegfeld Girl. Standing over 6' tall, she also spoke on behalf of the Ziegfeld Club
(that's me on the far left wearing one of the Ziegfeld costumes)


Leslie Hughes and Rise Clemmer, RC alum (her husband, Larry Spivack, was our Musical Director) wearing original Ziegfeld Costumes now refurbished by Disney & on display at the New Amsterdam Theater.

Nick Wyman, Equity President, & Ron Raines, W@W Master of Ceremonies, both of whom made our evening extra special with their presence.

One Dress, written by Charles Leipart & composed by the late John Kroner - inspired by the dress everyone borrowed from Carol Burnett for auditions &/or special dates (that's me in the middle).