“Didn’t I ever tell you about my lamb’s foot? They started me off as a toe dancer when I was 9. I slaved and slaved at it, hating every minute. I tried everything I could think of to get out of it. Then I got blood poisoning in one foot –Imagine how wonderful. They had to graft some lamb’s skin all over the top of my foot and I couldn’t toe dance any more –it won’t stretch enough.” – Virginia Dale in 1942.
Source: Dee I. Owrance