“I feel that popular dancing as one sees it today is nothing mere than a complicated form of hugging. It will, however, probably change very soon and return to some more rhythmic form of movement.” — Ruth St. Denis in 1927 Photo: Hixon-Connelly “Briefly my own relation to the movement is this: Personally I […]
Josephine Williams, “the largest extra girl in pictures,” and her husband Karl Otto Lewis in 1927. Photoplay’s caption is not flattering.
Albert A. Pilgrim was born with stubs for arms and legs around 1880-81, His birthplace was Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. At the age of ten, his mother briefly booked him in freak shows in his home state. However, his mother’s participation did not last. In 1891, Pilgrim signed with a “freak manager,” who booked him at carnivals, fairs, and “dime museums” across […]