Bluebell Girls

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The name given to the cabaret and nightclub dancers managed by Miss Bluebell, a.k.a. Margaret Kelly (b Dublin, 24 Jun. 1912; d 11 Sept. 2004), an Anglo-Irish dancer who ran the dance troupe at the Folies-Bergère in Paris. Similar to the Rockettes in America, the Bluebell Girls were a highly drilled ensemble, costumed in feathered head-dresses, G-strings, and high heels. They first appeared in the 1930s in Paris, and performed throughout Europe and America. In the 1950s they made their debut in Las Vegas, which eventually became headquarters for the Bluebell Girls. Kelly retired at the age of 80, although the Bluebell Girls continued to stage their Las Vegas spectacles.

Subjects: Dance.

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