Let us rejoice in finally watching this legendary title now available to us in this beautifully restored Blu-Ray version--complete with those original Technicolor sequences that were shorn in the creaky and barely watchable version found in bargain basement bins from Alpha Video.This is like watching a time capsule of a time long gone from memory, nearly one hundred years ago. We watch and finally have an idea of what an original Florenz Ziegfeld Follies show might have looked like, with the simple but striking presentation of beautiful women dressed in fantastical costumes, accompanied by a full orchestra and interspersed with comedy and musical skits.The story revolves around a young girl who yearns to be a Broadway musical star. Mary Eaton, whose doomed life after making this movie would make a great drama in itself, finally achieves her goal but at great cost. She loses the only the man who really loves her and ends up at the end, literally alone on the stage, wearing a towering headpiece of feathers, as she spies her boyfriend and his new girlfriend sitting in the audience. The movie ends abruptly and the viewer can only watch, curious perhaps, as to what happened to our now famous Broadway sensation.The story line is grim to an extraordinary degree. Our heroine has a barracuda for a mother who takes all of her daughter's money and demands more. Our heroine is forced to sign a contract that gives her sleazy male partner half of what she makes in all future work--which means while she's working like a horse for her Broadway debut, he sits back, smoking a cigar, carousing with other chorines doing nothing with Mama nodding her acceptance.The Technicolor sequences, never seen before on video, are beautiful and striking. We even get to see a near naked Johnny Weissmuller as one of the Greek Gods, his near nudity causing this sequence to be deleted for television.But this movie also seemed cursed before it finally opened in theaters in 1930. By this time, audiences had grown sick of backstage musicals following the spectacular success of MGM's Oscar winning "Broadway Melody" released in 1929, the story revolving around a sister act--where one finds happiness when she finds her man, and the other plugging along in small-town vaudeville."Glorifying the American Girl" began as a great movie idea in 1927 and Louise Brooks was first considered as the heroine. But this initial attempt fell through and more versions followed which all collapsed. When this version was finally approved and work began, it was also the victim of bad scripts and technical problems and was shelved once again. Finally, this production that we now see was completed at the end of 1927-28, but the finished product was deemed too weak even by the legendary maestro himself, Florenz Ziegfeld, so more work was done. More scenes were added, more dropped and filming was torture for all because of the huge, bulky cameras that were hell to move and the still primitive use of microphones which often showed up in the finished scenes.By the time it entered theaters in 1930, this musical flopped big time because movie goers were sick of these back-stage dramas and this movie finally limped away and forgotten until it began showing up occasionally on television's late shows in the 1950s--a creaky antique, with missing scenes and almost impossible-to-watch black and white photography.The movie also terminated brutally the career of pretty little Mary Eaton. She was never seen again in movies although she had appeared earlier in the Marx Brothers comedy, "Coconuts" where she came across as stiff and akward with a shrill voice and dancing eyebrows.Her type of talent was considered obsolete in the brutal new world of "talkies" and she didn't photograph well all of which could have been fixed with a major studio and under less frenetic conditions. She ended up an alcoholic and committed suicide in the late thirties.