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Margaret Zolnay: 1925

Margaret Zolnay: 1925

June 18, 1925. "Miss Margaret Zolnay." Our second look at this beguiling ballerina. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

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Washington Post Sep 1, 1926

Margaret Zolnay to Appear in Hammerstein Operetta

Capital Society Girl to Dance with Daniel Thew Wright, Jr.,
in "Wild Rose," Musical Comedy to Open Soon

Success has crowned the ambition of Miss Margaret Zolnay, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Julian Zolnay and well known in Washington Society, to go on the stage. She has been engaged as one of the principals in the operetta "Wild Rose", produced by Arthur Hammerstein, which will open in Wilmington Del., September 20, and later will be presented in Philadelphia and New York.

Miss Zolnay will appear in a series of dances with Daniel Thew Wright, Jr., son of former Justice of the District Supreme Court and Mrs. Daniel Thew Wright, as her partner. In order to fulfill her wish to dance with some one she knew, Miss Zolnay, has herself been Mr. Wrights instructor in dancing.
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Mr. Wright will appear under the stage name of "David Gerry," and will be understudy to the leading man, Joseph Stantley. The operetta will star Desiree Ellinger, who appeared in "Rose Marie." Miss Zolnay is one of four women principals. She also has charge of arranging the steps for the chorus.

The operetta will to go Philadelphia for a stay of about two weeks, and be presented in New York about October 1. Miss Zolnay appeared in a minor part in a operetta entitled "Romany Love," starring Geradline Farrar, last winter.

Washington Post May 15, 1927

Davis' Socety Orchestra With Margot and Gerry

Margot and Gerry, dancers, and the Meyer Davis Society orchestra, are combining their forces in a diverting act that will be featured as a special attraction at Keith's this week.

Though Margot and Gerry are better known as Miss Margaret Zolnay and Daniel Thew Wright 3d, in Washington society, this pair has achieved on Broadway, appearing both in musical revues and in exclusive resorts. Since returning to Washington several months ago, they have been featured attractions at Le Paradis and the Club Chantecler.

Washington Post Feb 26, 1937

Miss Zolnay is Married in New York

Of interest in Washington was the wedding yesterday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock in New York of Miss Margaret Zolnay, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Julian Zolnay, of that city, to Mr. John Churchill Newcomb, also of New York, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Danforth Newcomb, of Wavertree Wall, Greenwood, Va., and Louisville, Ky.

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