Harriet Hoctor (center): vintage 8x10 movie still from the film The Great Ziegfeld (1936).
Harriet was a classically trained ballerina and studied under Louis H. Chalif at the Normal School of Dance in New York city. At the age of 16 Harriet was performing on the vaudeville circuits, where she was seen by Florenz Ziegfeld. She would work off on on with Ziegfeld, and this image was actually a promo photos for her appearance, as herself, in the 1936 film The Great Ziegfeld. In the 1940s, she pair with Billy Rose and worked as a choreographer at his New York clubs, including the Diamond Horseshoe. Harriet also opened a dance school in Boston, MA, but she continued to work with Billy Rose and traveled to New York for shows. She died at the age of 71 on 9 June 1977.
Rosita Royce: vintage 8x10 photo
Rosita was best known for performing with trained dove which were released in the balcony and flew down tot he stage. The doves were then trained to untie ribbons that held Rosita’s costume on and fly away with sections of her sheer costume. Rosita also performed with parrots and early in her career, as seen her, she did a bubble dance similar to Sally Rand.
Marion Morgan: vintage 7x9 news service photo dated 15 January 1939
The information on the back reads:
POLICE SAID THAT HER ACT WAS NAUGHTY
Marion Morgan, 24 year old “Strip-teaser” at a theater here is shown in court, where, with two other persons, she is on trial for putting on an assertedly indecent performance. A jury will decide the question of “when is a risque act too risque”. Arresting policemen said that the act in which she played was so “naughty” that they blushed when making the arrest.
Doris Hurtig: vintage 8x10 news service photo dated 28 April 1934.
Doris was a popular burlesque dancer in Chicago in the 1930s. This particular photo was used to promote Doris joining the cast of the State Lake Theater located at 190 North State Street, Chicago, IL. The State Lake Theater was part of the Orpheum burlesque circuit.