Sally Rand, one of the pioneers of burlesque, got her big break at the Chicago’s World Fair in 1932, performing a dance which drew motorists from across the country on Route 66 to Chicago.  Sally continued to perform her famous fan dance an estimated 55,000 times, until she was well into her 70s.  Many iconic establishments on the Mother Road including the Coleman Theater in Miami, Oklahoma and the KiMO in Albuquerque, New Mexico benefited from her sold out shows.

 

 

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