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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Throwback Thursday and Dolores

Throwback Thursday and Dolores

Dolores, a famous Ziegfeld girl, was called the “Empress of Fashion and the Peacock Girl” since she often appeared with a 10‐foot‐wide multicolored fan. She performed with the Ziegfeld Follies from 1917 to the early 1920s. In addition to performing with the Follies, she appeared in the musical “Sally” that starred Marilyn Miller.

She was born Kathleen Mary Rose in 1892, the daughter of an English farmer and his wife. She received her education in England, and it was in a London fashion salon that she was discovered by Ziegfeld. 

In 1923 she left the Follies and married millionaire Tudor Wilkinson. From then on she and her husband lived a mostly quiet life in Paris – with one possible exception. There are accounts that during World War II she was arrested by the Germans and accused of aiding the Resistance. Is is said she went to prison where she remained until Paris was liberated.

Dolores Wilkinson died in 1975.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Dance History Secret #230:
“Dolores was a performer with the Ziegfeld Follies.”

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