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Re: The Cotton Club
In Response To: Re: The Cotton Club ()

My mother is still living - she is now 90 years old and in poor health; her memory is especially fragile. Her CC name was Joyce Beasley - although she never told me how many years she worked there, I have a show program with her name listed in 1934 (she was 18 years old)and I have publicity photos of her with her dance partner dated 1939. I think my sister may have additional photos in storage. In the program, the cast was listed as Dancing Girls, Dancing Boys and Chorus or Showgirls. My mother was a "dancing girl." Point of interest, in doing family research, I discovered my grandmother worked at the Club also - she was a seamstress and her application for social security indicated her start date of employment at the Club was March 1937. Good luck on your book.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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