Audition


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Audition

Over two hundred hopeful women showed up at the Hotel Allerton in Cleveland to audition for Billy Rose (kneeling, at right). Rose planned to use one hundred swimmers between the ages of 16 and 26 who were attractive and had good figures. Rose was also looking for thirty-six show girls, and thirty-six experienced chorus dancers. The women were to be seperated into three groups based on height, including a group of "big gals" six feet tall to dance and swim. Billy Rose kept his promise of offering clean entertainment, but he also promised his audience "the most beautiful girls we can assemble, with girlish legs and no mustaches."

Image courtesy of Cleveland State Library Special Collections


This file appears in: The Aquacade