"Marietta O'Brien. It's a name to dream of. It's a name for bewitchment. It's a name for melting the heart. And hearts are not easily melted along Broadway where beauty and youth crowd, beckoning for first place in the Glitter of Gold, and the Frenzy of Fame and Friviolity." -- Lee Shubert in 1926 (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Marietta O’Brien – Theatrical performer

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Marietta O’Brien. It’s a name to dream of. It’s a name for bewitchment. It’s a name for melting the heart. And hearts are not easily melted along Broadway where beauty and youth crowd, beckoning for first place in the Glitter of Gold, and the Frenzy of Fame and Friviolity.” — Lee Shubert in 1926

 

Photo: The stage production of “Tickle Me” (1920) ar the Selwyn Theatre. She won favorable reviews for singing “We’ve Got Something” while pulling out hidden flasks of booze and/or cigarettes from her costuming while walking past theatre guests.

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