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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Bercu Sisters at The Gold Palace, 1925

Identifier: B356.01.0003.00001
Overview Photograph of the Bercu Sisters performing at the Gold Palace in Juarez, Mexico in 1925. Harryette Bercu is on the left wearing a tutu and Dorothy Bercu is wearing a costume with pants and a tall decorative helmet. Both girls are standing on their toes in ballet shoes. The sisters were part of the Orpheum Vaudeville circuit in the 1920s and 1930s.
Dates: 1925

Mort S. Silver (Ima Mistachkin) , between 1945-1948

Identifier: B356.01.0003.0014.00001
Overview Ima Mistachkin standing on stage dressed in tuxedo, cape, and wearing a top hat and carrying a cane. Ima Mistachkin was the eledest brother of Dorothy and Harryette Bercu's mother. Performing as "Mort Silver," he was was a "Singing Star, of Stage, Screen, and Radio." The Bercu family was involved in Vaudeville for many years.
Dates: between 1945-1948

Performer in Black Face, circa 1940

Identifier: B356.01.0003.0014.00002
Overview Man (possibly Ima Mistachkin) in black face playing a violin. Black faced performers were popular in the first half of the twentieth century.
Dates: circa 1940