Nina Pierson was a school teacher from Spooner, Wisconsin. Tommy Manville was the oft married grandson of a multi-millionaire industrialist from Neenah, Wisconsin. When they met, Nina had become a Ziegfeld girl, renowned on the great white way for her beauty and hard partying lifestyle.
Their story, and the strange curse that shadowed the lives of former Ziegfeld girls, is the subject of our latest podcast. https://soundcloud.com/wisconsinology/the-showgirl-the-curse-and-the-playboy