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Join Sheri Lewis as she interviews Bluebell dancers past and present.
Bluebell dancers are an elite cast of dancers, known for their statuesque presence, beauty and strong dance technique.
Margaret Kelly, aka Miss Bluebell, created her group of iconic dances in the 1930’s for their first performance Follies Bergere. From there, she expanded her shows to the Lido de Paris and the Moulin Rouge. Through the decades Miss Bluebell Continued to offer incredible opportunities for dancers in Las Vegas, Monte Carlo, Hong Kong, Reno and touring shows.
The days of glamour and travel for dancers have mostly faded away with the exception of the Lido de Paris which still pridefully showcases the Bluebell dancers and the history of The showgirl.

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Join Sheri Lewis as she interviews Bluebell dancers past and present.
Bluebell dancers are an elite cast of dancers, known for their statuesque presence, beauty and strong dance technique.
Margaret Kelly, aka Miss Bluebell, created her group of iconic dances in the 1930’s for their first performance Follies Bergere. From there, she expanded her shows to the Lido de Paris and the Moulin Rouge. Through the decades Miss Bluebell Continued to offer incredible opportunities for dancers in Las Vegas, Monte Carlo, Hong Kong, Reno and touring shows.
The days of glamour and travel for dancers have mostly faded away with the exception of the Lido de Paris which still pridefully showcases the Bluebell dancers and the history of The showgirl.

    Ep 91: Love and Laughter Around the World

    Ep 91: Love and Laughter Around the World

    Rowena Harker Leder, a Bluebell dancer from England as part of the original cast to come from Europe to America to open the first large production show at the Stardust Hotel at the newly built Lido de Paris in Las Vegas. Rowena reads excerpts from her newly released book Love and Laughter Around the World. I laughed through most of this interview.
    She claims to be the only woman to turn down a date with Cary Grant.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep 90: The Reopening of the Lido de Paris

    Ep 90: The Reopening of the Lido de Paris

    Back for interview number 3, Aleksandra Jarecka shares what is like to be back in rehearsals for Paris Merveilles on stage at the Lido de Paris as they prepare to reopen the show tonight.
    M***e to the cast!

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    • 50 min
    Ep 89: The History of the Floorshow

    Ep 89: The History of the Floorshow

    Doug Woods started his professional dance career at age 17 at the Lido de Paris at the Stardust Hotel on Las Vegas. Later in his life he went back to school to get his Masters and write his thesis on the History of the Floorshow and how they came about and why they are the way they are. He is a wealth of knowledge about the Miss Bluebell, Donn Arden, Paris and Vegas history.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep 88: Back on Stage!

    Ep 88: Back on Stage!

    Kate Matthews danced at the Lido de Paris and the Moulin Rogue and for awhile, at the same time as a replacement dancer all while performing at Cirque d’Hiver Bouglions. Kate is one of the fortunate dancers who have returned to the stage after a long hiatus due to Covid. She is performing in a cabaret show in Bordeaux France and so grateful.

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep 87: A Neon Queen

    Ep 87: A Neon Queen

    Pat Merl’s very first professional dance job was as a Radio City Rockette. Her audition story is delightful. From there, her career continued on with amazing shows including The Lido de Paris at the Stardust Hotel, Las Vegas, Miller/Reich, Barry Ashton and many more.

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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Ep 86: Have Chignon Will Travel

    Ep 86: Have Chignon Will Travel

    Elizabeth Dale Phillips is there verge of her book coming out. In this episode Elizabeth reads some excerpts from her book of the travels, stage and romance during her 6 months touring through Italy as a Bluebell Girl.
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    • 59 min

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