We were fascinated by one particular aspect of Holly Springs history, Ruby Elzy, forgotten star of Broadway and movies, was discovered at Rust college just down the street. We decided to name this room in her honor. It features a king size, four post rice bed with a pillow top mattress. This room provides access to the hallway bathroom, featuring a claw foot tub/shower. WiFi and extended cable included. Ruby Elzy: A Mississippi Jewel By David E. Weaver Ruby Elzy was a sweet-voiced soprano from the hills of northeastern Mississippi who became a star of Broadway, radio, and the movies in the 1930s. She sang everywhere, from Harlem's Apollo Theater to the White House, and she created a highly acclaimed role in one of the greatest American operas ever written, Porgy and Bess. Ruby Elzy overcame poverty and prejudice to become one of the most illustrious singers of her generation. Yet for many decades after her tragic death in 1943 at the age of 35, she was largely forgotten. From Mississippi Historical Society http://mshistorynow.mdah.state.ms.us/articles/16/ruby-elzy-a-mississippi-jewel Go to previous page
The Ruby Room


Short-term lodging that feels like home¬ģ