Of course you can! Doris Eaton Travis was the last surviving girl from the Ziegfeld Follies.
She joined the company in 1918 at the age of 14, and in this picture with her younger self is the remarkable Doris at 105.
She died a year after this photo was taken, in 2010.
In 1998 she returned Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre where she had first appeared in 1918, 80 years earlier. This time it was to participate in a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and she continued to participate in this annual event to the end of her life.
Her last time on the New Amsterdam Theatre stage was just two weeks before her death. The next evening the lights of Broadway were dimmed in her honour.
Below are some more of the dancing girls from the Ziegfeld Follies.
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano’) about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman’s Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia’ column for Dancing Times magazine.