Sally Rand papers, 1903-1955 (bulk 1936-1955).


Sally Rand papers, 1903-1955 (bulk 1936-1955).

Correspondence, financial materials, newspaper clippings, publicity files, programs, musical scores, and other papers of Sally Rand, mostly relating to the traveling dance revue that she operated for many years. Some items refer to her earlier performances at the Century of Progress world's fair in Chicago (1933-1934), where she became famous for her fan dance. The collection also includes some personnel files, financial materials, such as account books and expense receipts, and correspondence related to the booking, organization, and production of her dance and musical shows as well as to personal and legal topics. In addition, the collection also contains personal correspondence with her mother and son, and legal correspondence relating to her marriages and finances.

1 oversize folder (7 items)1 audio cassette. (in box 27).10 voice-writer disks. (Original).


SNAC Resource ID: 8083131

Chicago History Museum

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