Ziegfeld Picture Palace

624 S. Michigan Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60605

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DavidZornig on December 6, 2008 at 3:42 pm

Good catch Warren. According to Wikipedia, Billie Burke was married to Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. from 1914-1932.

So it’s probably no coincidence that the ad states: Only Theatre in the City to See Billie Burke in “Let’s Get A Divorce”.

She didn’t necessarily need the nepotism, and apparently always performed under her own name even after marriage.
Since her birth name was Mary William Ethelbert Appleton Burke, choosing Billie after her own father Billy, seemed the right choice. According to Wiki he was a singing clown.

My father was a student at the Chicago Musical College in the late 1940’s. He was subsequently hired to score some of the 1950 Charlton Heston version of “Julius Caesar” that was filmed in Chicago.

Broan on January 26, 2007 at 4:58 pm

The building’s original architect was Christian Albert Eckstorm. See Columbia College’s Site for more.