chorus girl


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chorus girl

a girl who dances or sings in the chorus of a musical comedy, revue, etc.
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(Frank Capra piloted Stanwyck in her best roles, noting, "I just let this chorus girl grab your heart and tear it to pieces.")
Graham's final chapter, '"Got Over': The Chorus Girl Novel and the Musical Stage," engages with a long neglected genre, the "chorus girl novel." Within this chapter, Graham focuses on Theodore Dreiser's Sister Carrie and John Dos Passos's Manhattan Transfer.
When he tries to transform innocent chorus girl Hannah Brown (Garland) into a Nadine replacement, he fails miserably.
Sanchez has been repeatedly spotted chatting up other women and has also been spotted checking out the Broadway show, 'Memphis', eyeing on a pretty chorus girl.
an ex-Floradora chorus girl and Gibson Girl model, was also the perfect model for Brinkley's pen.
For a while she was a chorus girl, later she started to design dancing costumes; and then sportswear.
Astaire's character faces a more daunting challenge later on when he tries to transform chorus girl from the Midwest (Judy Garland) into a sophisticated new dance partner to replace the sultry Ann Miller, who has decamped the act.
when i was a small child/colored as i am/ my favorite movies were busby berkeley musicals with that magnificent choreography/much of which i later learned was due to his innovative use of cinematography/the women blonde and buxom / one after another on spirals of staircases or piano keys/or neath the arcs of feathers or men's arms/dazzled me/i knew my life was to be that of a chorus girl or a psychiatrist/how did i jump over the fact of their whiteness and my very brown-ness/it was very simple/i made everybody on stage 'colored' / i changed the facts / so to speak/ i knew /'Negro' women were beautiful/could dance/and manage large headdresses/i also knew we were already associated with the exotic/how did i know these things?
Winters began her career as a nightclub chorus girl, then moved to supporting roles on the New York stage.
Born Shirley Schrift in Illinois, she worked as a chorus girl on Broadway before moving to Hollywood where she shared a flat with then unknown Marilyn Monroe.
Set in the 1930's aboard a luxury train traveling from Chicago to New York, Twentieth Century follows a self-absorbed Broadway producer as he aids a chorus girl to the heights of stardom, only to be left behind as her sparkling career takes off.
But despite telling pals he wants to get back with Suzanne and their baby son Corey, he has been wooing a sexy chorus girl from his new stage show.