Chorus Girls from the Hollywood Revue of 1929.
Red Lights (1923)
A line of chorus girls showing off their legs from a 1927 film.
Chorus girl from The Dance of Life (1929)
Pointed Heels (1929)
Peggy Larson in Paris (1929)
Show of Shows (1929)
The Devil’s Cabaret (1930)
From the film Captain of the Guard (1930)
Paramount on Parade (1930)
Moulin Rouge (1933)
Jane Hamilton from Moulin Rouge (1933)
Vivian Porter from Moulin Rouge (1933)
A chorus girl from the film Moulin Rouge (1933)
Moulin Rouge (1933)
Her Bodyguard (1933).
At the Southern Pacific Station, theatrical producer Earl Carroll poses with chorus girls hired to appear in the Paramount film Murder At The Vanities (1934). The girls are (left to right): Evelyn Kelly, Dorothy Dawes, Ernestine Anderson, Ruth Hilliard, Beryl Wallace, Marion Callahan, Laurie Shevlin, Wanda Perry, Constance Jordan, Anya Taranda and Leda Nacova. (LAPL)
Hips, Hips, Hooray (1934)
The Broadway Melody of 1936
The Albertina Rasch dancers on break during rehearsals for the Broadway Melody of 1936. Photo by C.S. Bull.
You Cant’ Have Everything (1937)
A stage show at the Earl Carroll Theatre (6230 Sunset Boulevard). Date: Sometime after 1938. Credit: Ralph Morris Collection/LAPL: 00014475
Happy Go Lucky (1943) at Paramount Studios.
A Hollywood burlesque dancer in the 1940s. Photo: John E. Reed.
Hello Bizarre Los Angeles,
For the past 15 years I’ve been researching for jazz chorus line dancers, two days ago while searching the internet, I found your article – “Hollywood Chorus Girls from 1920’s to 1950’s,” and it was tremendously exciting. My name is Richard, a jazz song & dance vocalist with a 16-piece jazz orchestra. I love the photos you have in that article; can I purchase some of them, or can you send me that article as a pdf? I’d gladly pay you for the article!
The main purpose for sending you this email is, I am striving to create a jazz chorus line group, but I am missing factual information to help with this concept. For example, I am searching for chorus line film footage, books, photographic images, I want to study their choreographic dance combinations, their choice for dancers, their entrances, exits, costumes, lighting, booking, touring, marketing, and managerial concepts. The librarian here in Columbus, OH said our library has very limited material pertaining to this subject. When I was a young boy of 10, I saw the June Taylor dancers on the Jackie Gleason show and fell madly in love with their rhythm.
Since that time my imagination has visualized a group of that nature but listening to people telling me that sort of group is out of style, so I stopped pursuing the idea. Unfortunately, my ambitious artistic innovative mindset decided to continue to research the project. Bizarre Los Angeles, I was wondering if you could help me locate photos, film footage, and historical information about chorus line dancers from the 1920’s to 1980’s? If you can’t assist with this concept, would you be so kind as to pass this request to one of your professional contacts that might be able to provide some guidance on this subject. I really look forward to your response and have a great day!