Slideshow: Chorus Girl Costumes

In 1925, as a senior at Hollywood High School, Bonnie Cashin attended an audition to become a Fanchon and Marco chorus girl.  Barely five feet tall, and intimidated by the long line of limbs doing high kicks, she instead presented her sketchbook.  She was hired on the spot to design the troupe’s costumes.

She eventually traveled to Manhattan to with Fanchon and Marco and in 1933, she was hailed as the youngest designer to hit Broadway, then working as chief costume designer for the Roxyettes, the in-house danceline at the Roxy theater and precursors to the Rockettes.

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