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.
Maxine De Shon: vintage 8x10 photo dated 22 March 1943
Maxine was a a chorus girl with Ziegfeld when she was only 15 and went on to appear at the famous Folies Bergere in Paris. This photo was used to promote Maxine’s appearance at Minsky’s Rialto Theater in Chicago, IL.
Bonnie Blue: as scanned from the cover of the 19 August 1950 issue of Chicago Welcome, a travel magazine that provided tourists with all the shows, hot night spots and other happenings in the city.
Bonnie Blue also danced under the name Michele Marshall, ans she was one of the many dancers who portrayed Divena - an underwater striptease artist.
Chorus Girls - Jean Kennelly, Ronnie Haigh and Virginia Jennings: vintage 8x10 photo dated 16 September 1936
These lovely ladies were chorus girls at the State Lake Theater, located at 190 North State Street, Chicago, IL. The State Lake Theater was part of the Orpheum burlesque circuit.
Louise Stewart: vintage 8x10 news service photo dated 7 September 1937
This photo was used to promote Louise appearing at Minsky’s Rialto Theater in Chicago, IL. The article mentioned that traveling shows are now the norm, but local favorite Louise Stewart will still be appearing at the theater.
Marian Miller: vintage 8x10 photo from a January 1942 appearance at the 606 Club in Chicago, IL.
Marian was a burlesque dancer in the 1940s. During that period, there was also a singer that worked in burlesque that used the name Marion Miller.