The Ray Sisters (Yolande & Yvonne): vintage 6x8 photo
The Ray sisters were a vaudeville duo that were most popular in the 1920s. They performed mainly in London and Paris.
Flo Ash - The Cutest Nudist: vintage 8x10 photo
Flo Ash was a popular fan dancer during the vaudeville era and was frequently billed as “The Cutest Nudist”. She was so popular, that she actually toured with her own review, featuring other acts and dancers, in the early 40s.
Bartell Hurst Foursome: vintage 8x10 photo
The Bartell Hurst foursome was an acrobatic dance team that was popular in burlesque and vaudeville in the late 1930s and into the 1940s. This photo was used to advertise their appearance at the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago, IL. The Edgewater Beach Hotel had a private beach and water access and even offered seaplane service to downtown Chicago. The hotel eventually closed in the 1960s, when a mid 1950s extension of Lake Shore Drive cut the hotel off from beach access. But in its heyday it hosted the biggest names in entertainment - including Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey and many more - and even broadcasted from its own radio station.
Three times your Devilish Delight for Halloween week!!!!
Lillian Roth (right): vintage 8x10 photo on linen
Lillian is remembered as an actress, but before she made it big in Hollywood, she appeared in 3 seasons of the Earl Carroll Vanities and Ziegfeld’s Midnight Frolics.
Julie Jenner (Stege): vintage cigarette card photo. Cigarettes use to include small format photos of movie star, dancers or pin up girls in each package - like early collectible or trading cards. It was a promotion, of course, to encourage people to buy more cigarettes and collect all the cards in each series. The scan of the back is of a card from a different dancer, but I included it so you could see the ornate back!
Julie Jenner (Stege): vintage 8x10 photo. Julie was a Ziegfeld Follies dancer when WWII began. Feeling the patriotic need to contribute to the war effort, Julie hung up her dancing shoes, and enlisted in the Women’s Airforce Service Piolts (WASPs). She flew through out the war. After the war she married (Stege) and raised 3 children. Unfortunately, we lost this little spitfire of a lady in June 2009.