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Dolores, Ziegfeld girl, by Alfred Cheney Johnston, ca. 1920 | by trialsanderrors
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Dolores, Ziegfeld girl, by Alfred Cheney Johnston, ca. 1920

Dolores (not to be confused with Dolores Costello), Ziegfeld Girl in peacock plume dress with feathers spread out. Photograph by Alfred Cheney Johnston, 1920's, likely 1920-23.


From the Library of Congress website: Florenz Ziegfeld discovered Kathleen Rose in a New York City dress salon where she worked as a model. Always known simply as "Dolores," she became one of the most famous of Ziegfeld's show girls, appearing in editions of his Follies and Midnight Frolics. She is one of many Ziegfeld girls photographed by Alfred Cheney Johnston. This photograph is particularly significant as a record of a spectacular design. It was in the Frolics that Dolores wore this white satin costume with pearls and an enormous fan towering over her statuesque figure.


This website, which gives her stage name as Rose Dolores and says she was from England, claims she joined the Ziegfed girls in 1917 and married millionaire Tudor Wilkinson in 1923.


From the Alfred Cheney Johnston Collection at the Library of Congress

More pictures by Alfred Cheney Johnston | More black & white portraits

[PD] This picture is in the public domain.

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Taken sometime in 1920