Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Dorothy Bercu is shown on postcards in a classical modern dance costume, barefoot, and is doing splits. Dorothy and her sister Harryette were vaudeville performers in the 1920s and 1930s.
Dates: between 1928-1934
Overview Vaudeville was a popular form of variety show in the United States from the 1890s through the 1930s. Many early well-known American Hollywood stars, such as W.C. Fields and Will Rogers, worked in Vaudeville, and a number of the early performers were Jewish. Dorothy and Harryette performed in Vaudeville on the Orpheum circuit from 1925-1928 and 1936-1939. This series contains costumes and musical instruments, a vaudeville poster, photographs, and records.
Overview Newspaper "Program of the Day" for Vaudeville show that included "Bercu Sisters, World Famous Dancers and Contortionists." On the back of the page is an 1928 add for the Marmon car.