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"If you talk to God you're religious. If God talks to you, you're psychotic."

Blanche Satchel

 

Blanche Satchel was born Blanche Sybil Satchel on September 30, 1906 in Sidney, Australia.

Flo Ziegfeld saw her brought her to New York to appear in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1925,

she died in March of 2004 at the age of ninety-seven.

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Ann Pennington – 1921

Dancer and film actress Ann Pennington in a photo for George White’s “Scandals of 1921.”

Standing just 4’ 10” tall, Ann was one of the most popular performers on Broadway at the time earning $1,000 per week (= $13,000 per week today).

 

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Gloria Swanson

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Olive Thomas – Midnight Frolic – 1915

The Midnight Frolic

Olive Thomas wearing her balloon costume on the stage of the New Amsterdam’s rooftop theatre during the original run of the Midnight Frolic.

Male patrons were encouraged to use their cigars and cigarettes to pop the balloons. Photo circa 1915.

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Olive Thomas

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Ruby Stevens

Forever Louise Brooks

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Billie Dove

Billie Dove

Billie Dove (14th May 1903 – 31st December 1997)

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Louise Brooks

Louise Brooks as she appeared in the “Ziegfeld Follies”, photographed by Alfred Cheney Johnston

Louise Brooks as she appeared in the “Ziegfeld Follies” by Alfred Cheney Johnston

Vintage Photpgraphy

April 3, 2016 Posted by | Louise Brooks, Risqué, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment