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“Bertye Lou Wood in her 1st professional dance job in 1928, poses to the left of dance director Addison Cary.”

Bertye Lou was a Dance Captain at the Apollo Theatre in the 1930s and one of the leaders of the Apollo Theatre Chorus Girl Strike in 1934, that successfully campaigned for better wages and established the AGVA (American Guild for Variety Artists).

Bertye Lou was featured in the 2006 documentary Been Rich All My Life. The documentary follows the lives of the Silver Bells, ladies aged 84-96 who were Harlem showgirls in the heyday of 1930’s clubs.

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Timestamp: 1316385966

lascasartoris:

“Bertye Lou Wood in her 1st professional dance job in 1928, poses to the left of dance director Addison Cary.”

Bertye Lou was a Dance Captain at the Apollo Theatre in the 1930s and one of the leaders of the Apollo Theatre Chorus Girl Strike in 1934, that successfully campaigned for better wages and established the AGVA (American Guild for Variety Artists).

Bertye Lou was featured in the 2006 documentary Been Rich All My Life. The documentary follows the lives of the Silver Bells, ladies aged 84-96 who were Harlem showgirls in the heyday of 1930’s clubs.

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lascasartoris:

“Bertye Lou Wood in her 1st professional dance job in 1928, poses to the left of dance director Addison Cary.”

Bertye Lou was a Dance Captain at the Apollo Theatre in the 1930s and one of the leaders of the Apollo Theatre Chorus Girls Strike in 1934, that successfully campaigned for better wages and established the AGVA (American Guild for Variety Artists).

Bertye Lou was featured in the 2006 documentary Been Rich All My Life. The documentary follows the lives of the Silver Bells, ladies aged 84-96 who were Harlem showgirls in the heyday of 1930’s clubs.

Timestamp: 1314842815

lascasartoris:

“Bertye Lou Wood in her 1st professional dance job in 1928, poses to the left of dance director Addison Cary.”

Bertye Lou was a Dance Captain at the Apollo Theatre in the 1930s and one of the leaders of the Apollo Theatre Chorus Girls Strike in 1934, that successfully campaigned for better wages and established the AGVA (American Guild for Variety Artists).

Bertye Lou was featured in the 2006 documentary Been Rich All My Life. The documentary follows the lives of the Silver Bells, ladies aged 84-96 who were Harlem showgirls in the heyday of 1930’s clubs.

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 Charlotte Stribling, a.k.a. Fabulous at a fashion show in Harlem, 1952. by Eve Arnold

Timestamp: 1313897005

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 Charlotte Stribling, a.k.a. Fabulous at a fashion show in Harlem, 1952. by Eve Arnold