Prom at the Playboy Towers disco (the Knickerbocker Hotel), 163 E Walton, 1979, Chicago. Rene Burri
The Chicago film noir, cult classic, Party Girl, 1958.
Inside Le Bison, a private discotheque built inside a townhouse, 1966, Chicago.
The light installation was innovative and the first of it’s kind, as it was programmed to pulse to the music.
The incomparable Katherine Dunham, 1940, Chicago.
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Rozita Royce, cabaret/burlesque dancer who used doves in her act, 1933, Chicago.
In 1922, it was all the rage for women in Chicago to attend so-called Pajama Teas, dances and social events where bedclothes were the fashion.
Order of the C Dance, c.1899, University of Chicago.
University of Chicago Digital Archives
A night at the disco, Dugan’s Bistro, 420 N Dearborn, c.1975, Chicago.
Dancers performing on a ledge atop The Sherman Hotel, c.1926, Chicago. As 1926 was the height of the Charleston craze, I’m assuming that’s what they’re doing…
Cover of the Sunday Tribune, c.1938. Evidently there was some new music and dance craze called Swing…!
Ginsberg Tribune Collection, MSU
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