Robert Mitchum and Jane Russell in “His kind of woman” (1951).

Robert Mitchum and Jane Russell in “His kind of woman” (1951).


Alma lloyd by Scotty Welbourne (1930s).

Alma lloyd by Scotty Welbourne (1930s).


Linda Watkins - photo by Hal Phyfe.

Linda Watkins - photo by Hal Phyfe.


Ruby Keeler turns a handspring as a means of limbering up for her dance routine in the Warner Brothers musical comedy, “Ready, Willing and Able”. This is the second movement (1936). Photo by Bert Longworth.

Ruby Keeler turns a handspring as a means of limbering up for her dance routine in the Warner Brothers musical comedy, “Ready, Willing and Able”. This is the second movement (1936). Photo by Bert Longworth.


Joan Davis - photo by Gene Kornman.

Joan Davis - photo by Gene Kornman.


Fay Wray (1930s).

Fay Wray (1930s).


Marjorie Daw in “Going Up” (1923). Photograph by Edwin Bower Hesser.

Marjorie Daw in “Going Up” (1923). Photograph by Edwin Bower Hesser.


Marjorie Daw in “The Sagebrush Trail” aka “Ridin’ Wild” (1922). Photo by Witzel.

Marjorie Daw in “The Sagebrush Trail” aka “Ridin’ Wild” (1922). Photo by Witzel.


Hazel Dawn in “The Debutante” (1914). Photo by Sarony.

Hazel Dawn in “The Debutante” (1914). Photo by Sarony.


Hazel Dawn in “Up in Mabel’s room” (1919) - Campbell Studios.

Hazel Dawn in “Up in Mabel’s room” (1919) - Campbell Studios.


Yola d’Avril, as she appears in “The Shanghai Lady” (1929). Photo by Jack Freulich.

Yola d’Avril, as she appears in “The Shanghai Lady” (1929). Photo by Jack Freulich.


Laura La Plante by Melbourne Spurr (1920s).

Laura La Plante by Melbourne Spurr (1920s).


Pauline Starke by Edwin Bower Hesser (1920s).

Pauline Starke by Edwin Bower Hesser (1920s).


Helen MacKellar in the original Broadway production “The Unknown Purple” (1918). Photograph by Mary Dale Clarke.

Helen MacKellar in the original Broadway production “The Unknown Purple” (1918). Photograph by Mary Dale Clarke.