Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Happy Birthday, Ann Pennington!

Here's one of Enoch's series of film star covers, featuring the hoofer Ann Pennington, who was born today back in 1893.  She danced for the Ziegfeld Follies and George White's scandals. Take a look at this snippet and you'll see why she was wildly popular and worth the $1,000 a week she earned on Broadway in the 1920s where she debuted the Black Bottom dance. Among few the other clips of her dancing that still exist is one taken at the 1939 World's Fair.  I've commented that Bolles' attempts at these star covers were hit or miss but I think this one really captures Ann's spirit.